Seaside Summer Reading

I’ve enjoyed a streak of awesome books for my summer reading. A recent favorite was All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, which just won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

There’s a quote from the book that appears twice in the text. Both times it hit me square in the heart and made me really feel for the character looking out at the sea and writing:

“It [the sea] is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.”

Werner was looking out at the Atlantic, I’ve been looking out over the Pacific, but I understand exactly how he feels.