Saturday, June 20, 2009

Repose Cottage

When my parents purchased their cottage in Grayton Beach, they wanted to come up with an appropriate name for the cottage. We all started brainstorming trying to come up with what the cottage meant to us all. Finally, we all settled on "Repose Cottage."

The Webster dictionary defines repose as, to lay at rest, a state of resting after exertion or strain: to induce ease and relaxation: peace, tranquility.

But really the name came from a portion of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow entitled 'Seaweed.'

"...Ever drifting, drifting, drifting
On the shifting
Currents of the restless main;

Till in sheltered coves, and reaches
Of sandy beaches,
All have found repose again."

1 comment:

Cayla said...

Hey Julie and Savannah,
Glad you had a great trip! Enjoy the beach. Wish we were there to get some shaved ice! It is sooo hot in TN today. Miss you! Jaynie and Cayla