A Transatlantic Dialogue

 

When you look out at the ocean, do you ever wonder who is on the other side?  I do! So when we were at the beach in South Carolina, I felt compelled to look it up.  Turns out that Morocco is directly across the Atlantic from South Carolina.  I had recently been to Morocco, so I could vividly picture what was on the ocean as I walked along the shore.

For this week’s Photo Challenge: Dialogue, we are asked to bring  two photos into dialogue.  The first photo, taken on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, looks directly east across the Atlantic Ocean towards Morocco.  The second photo, taken in Rabat, looks directly west towards South Carolina.  The photographic dialogue even reflects the time difference; the first photo was taken in the early morning, which is afternoon in Morocco.

Sometimes we need a reminder that our beautiful world is really not so big after all. And that often our connections can be greater than our differences.

 

What to find out what’s on the other side of the ocean from where you are?  The Washington Post published a quick reference – check it out here!

Window on the World: Charleston, South Carolina

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Catfish Row
Charleston, South Carolina

Warm light spills from a window near the entrance to Catfish Row on a late December evening. Catfish Row, the fictional location of the American folk opera Porgy & Bess, was inspired by this area (actually called “Cabbage Row”) near Church Street in downtown Charleston. 

More photos in this Window on the World series:

Sankhu village in Nepal

Rabat, Morocco

Gvarv in Telemark, Norway

For more interpretations on the Weekly Photo Challenge theme: Window, click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

And next year’s words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

                                                                              ~T.S. Eliot

From Little Gidding (1942), the final poem in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

 

Landfall on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.

See more Weekly Photo Challenge photos here.