In April of 2006, I was lucky enough to spend a week fishing and beaching it in Costa Rica with host Christopher L. and guests Mary Beth O'K. (now Mrs. Christopher L.), Darcey Y., and Juan Seitz.
Hanging on the wall of the guesthouse I shared with Juan was this little poem. I love it. I find it to be very soothing and relaxing:
If I ever become a rich man
or if ever I grow to be old
I will build a house with a deep thatch
to shelter me from the cold.
I will hold my house in the high wood
within a walk of the sea
And the men that were boys when I was a boy
Shall sit and drink with me.
The house on which this quote hung did indeed have a beautiful, dramatic view of the sea.