Yesterday The Queen Of The World was feeling well enough that we went to the beach. The nice thing about living here in Florida is that we're only about 20 minutes away from there. It rained yesterday and so despite being a weekend day in High Season, there weren't many people there. It was awesome.
There is something about the ocean, something that has inspired artists since there were artists. Maurice Ravel was one of many who fell under the Sea's spell. He wrote a series of compositions for his fellow "Hooligans" (Les Apaches) who were bound and determined to break all the musical rules in the first decade of the 20th century. This is one of those. It is often called "Impressionist" although it seems he hated that term. But if the chapeau fits, right?
There is a timelessness to the sea, especially when experienced on a deserted beach after a storm.
P. S. Happy Birthday, Maurice Ravel!