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Broadstairs, Kent, 1986 | photo: Martin Parr
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Whistling Sands, Aberdaron, 1997 |photo: David Hurn
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(Probably) Jaywick Sands, Essex, circa 1967 | photo: Tony Ray Jones

“Why do old ladies wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?”

“I may not be as strong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.”

“If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not, I do not care.”

“No one should be alone in their old age, she thought.”

“Do not think about sin, she thought. There are enough problems now without sin. Also I have no understanding of it.”

“Se rested sitting on the beach chair and tried not to think but only to endure.”

“I wish it had been a dream now and that I had never took the beach chair and was alone in bed with the newspapers.”

[Ernestine Hemingkopjes, The Old Lady and the Sea]

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