There’s still more than a month of summer left to enjoy, so why waste it indoors? Here are eight reasons we can’t get enough of the ocean.


1. It seems to go on and on. Forever.

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2. The sound of waves gently crashing on the beach calls to us.

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3. The ocean represents the end.

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4. You can walk into it anytime you want to and just keep going.

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5. It contains unknowable depths where even the light itself cannot touch.

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6. It will one day swallow us whole.

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7. The ocean takes all, forgives all, forgets all.

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8. It is an ever-present reminder to us that this world is not our home—that it is from the ocean that we come and to the ocean that we shall return.

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