to Henry Beston's literary classic, The Outermost House,
and the spirit of life on the Great Outer Beach of Cape
of the Week -- Dec. 23
"A year indoors in a journey along a paper calendar; a year
in outer nature is the accomplishment of a tremendous ritual.
To share in it, one must have a knowledge of the pilgrimmages
of the sun, and something of that natural sense of him and
feeling for him which made even the most primitive people
mark the summer limits of his advance and the last December
ebb of his decline."
Midwinter, Chapter IV