The lure of the sea, the mystery of the deep waters, and the enchantment of the swirling tides have woven their threads into the story of my life. My childhood was spent on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The nickname proved to be...
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By The Light of The Moon

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“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...
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Ships of Flame

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Flying Dutchman (20th century), English School ©Look and Learn:Bridgeman Images From Issue 59 - The Nautical Issue Subscribe | Print | Digital My grandfather once saw the Phantom S hip of the Northumberland Strait from his farm above the red shores of Burnt...

A Tale as Old as Time

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As the classic Disney song reminds us, “Beauty and the Beast” possesses a rich history and a powerful legacy of enchantment. While most versions we see and hear today are retellings of the iconic 18th century French tale by Madame...
Feature: The Rose Bower (1885 –1890), by Edward Burne-Jones Artmedia / Alamy Stock Photo In the dining room of Buscot Park, in Oxfordshire, England, a beautiful young princess sleeps, surrounded by her court. Before you think I am making some claims...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden • If you go longer than a week without visiting the woods, you start to fade and pine, whether it’s the hottest day of summer or icicles are dripping from the trees. • When you spy...
Article from the Medieval Issue #41 Print // Digital Ah, young courtly love, the all-consuming, not-quite platonic, and entirely effusive adoration of a medieval knight for his liege’s wife. The troubadours, poets, and storytellers of the era invented the idea of an honorable knight’s almost...
  In the shadows of mountains and in the wind on mountain-tops She loves to take her bow Her bow made all of silver And shoot off her shafts of woe. The peaks of great mountains tremble The forest in its darkness screams … The whole...

The Moon-Gazing Hare

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Look for her at midnight, as she twitches her nose and raises her head to the full moon, soft ears falling behind her. She is the moon-gazing hare, and can be seen in countless artistic depictions by artists modern...