There is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.
~~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
The South Jetty on the island of Venice, Florida, perfect for gazing inward and out.
"Doesn't it seem to you," asked Madame Bovary, "that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to
thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?"
~~Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary