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.(Part III, The Theologians Tale: Elizabeth section IV)
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So for the first entry in my Nocturnal Sphere, I’ve chosen one of my favorite piece of writing. I love it how the “ships in the night that pass by “acts as a metaphoric element symbolizing the brief encounter with someone in our life and later we never see them again. Like how the ships greet each other at night with their flashlights and they pass by and is never seen again.
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