They say that the sea is a harsh mistress. I think that’s rather an affront to the sea who is willing and comforting. Yes, like any lover, she can be rough and moody at times but for the most part this comes from the fact that apparently she’s a “mistress” and is showing her dissatisfaction with your lack of commitment to her. The sea can be a loving and forgiving thing and all she asks is that you leave your wife for her and move to that apartment you keep telling her about. You know the one that looks over the park and smells of honeysuckle in the spring and lilys in the fall. It may seem like a lot to ask, especially given the fact that the sea is huge and there is no way you could ever actually satisfy something with desires that great, but she doesn’t think so.