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The Beach at Wilderness, South Africa
Aired April 17

I found a shell upon the beach -
A mermaid's ear, it seemed to me,
And so we whispered, each to each,
I of my home, it of the sea.

A moment's secrets thus we shared.
What can we know of stangers' ways
If total immersion be not dared
And seconds traded in for days?

The shell gave hints of an unknown shore
Which calls across the miles to me,
And I must go to learn much more
Across that strange and distant sea.

- by Al Crabb
Lexington, Kentucky

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