Thursday, August 10, 2006

Too Much Calm?

Several years ago I had a delightful conversation with a very pleasant young woman from Manhattan. It was her first visit to Ocracoke and she had a number of questions about island history, traditions, and life style. She had clearly never visited anyplace like Ocracoke before. When she was ready to leave she stopped and told me that she "really like[d] it here on the island," but that she "could never live here." I asked her why. "Too much calm makes me nervous," she replied.

Recently I saw a t-shirt with this message, "www.ocracoke.calm." I suppose it's too much for some folks, but it suits us just fine.

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."


  1. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Philip - I have the T-shirt! Never too much calm for me.
    Mandy Davis
    Ranburne, AL

  2. Anonymous7:02 AM

    The most wounderful calm I know, we have been to the island 5 time now and I alway find calm while I'm there Thank you Ocracoke.

  3. Anonymous11:45 AM

    I too am somewhat of an odd-man-out among other members of my family tree when it comes to Ocracoke. In their opinion, "There's nothing to do there." To which I say, "Exactly!"

  4. Anonymous3:06 PM

    I'd love to have that shirt! I have missed Ocracoke for the past 2 summers and will NOT be missing it again!