“So here are some hidden nuggets for you to consider when visiting Key West in hopes it will save you having to discover them yourself.”
“The best way to think of a hurricane is like a strong tornado that goes on for hours rather than minutes. But unlike tornadoes, we get warnings well in advance.”
“When done, it should have a three-way balance of sweet, creamy seafood flavor at the tongue, shellfish flavor at the palate, and smoky beach flavor…”
“We cherished every cool breeze that came along, so much so we would stop a conversation to say, “Oh, that was a nice one,” and continue unabated.”
“In the wind, the kite was lean-looking — colored paper stretched tightly over a cross-shaped frame, like flesh stretched over a skinny man’s ribs.”
Would any brave literary sea captain possessed by the ocean change course because of a foretold storm? Perhaps they consider, but they seldom do. The legendary ones never flee, whether nobly or tragically. That wouldn’t be brave — or poetic.
“I sit quietly in this ghostly place inhabited by ancient people. It seems obvious that time continues to march on, whether we’re ready or not.”