A Gaze Trained on the Horizon

Children’s Books in the Low Countries A country by the sea is boundless, or perhaps it would be better to say, it seems boundless. The open water with the distant, intangible horizon urges exploration and adventure, but close by the undulating power of the salt sea and the constant wind cause continual commotion. Inevitably this…

Crab

The border of sand and water is vague with no clear lines. By a clump of seaweed a white gull nabs a green crab. Impatiently it pecks, pecks, pecks the belly open and gorges on the soft and flaky innards. Flat-footed it knocks on the rest of the crab, which has long since stopped moving:…