One of my favorite passages from a beautiful book...
"So on a summer's day waves collect, over balance, and fall; collect and fall; and the whole works seems to be saying "that is all" more and more ponderously, until even the heart in the body which lies in the sun in the beach says too, That is all. Fear no more, says the heart. Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, and lets fall. And the body alone listens to the passing bee; the wave breaking; the dog barking, far away barking and barking."
From The Hours