Today is the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, which isn’t whimsical at ALL, of course, but I decided to take ships as my theme for this Wednesday. Here’s one from a series of decorative plates I own, illustrating different famous areas of the ship. I thought the grand staircase was perhaps the most well known to share, since it’s seen in every movie about Titanic.
I never knew what all the different types of sailing ships were until I saw this delightful insurance company card, helpfully illustrating each variety.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. Zora Neale Hurston
Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all. Jules Verne
The horns came riding in like the rainbow masts of silver ships. Peter S. Beagle