- Feb 9, 1999
A friend once said that he found Reverend Harper's observation at sunset on 14 April that 'It will be beautiful in the morning' one of the most moving lines uttered in connection with the disaster. I was thinking of it when I came across this passage while re-reading a written account by Harold Lowe - although it was included as part of a legal document, it has a quiet, somewhat crisp but haunting resonance:
Another passage that has lodged in my mind, to surface every so often in memory, is Clear Cameron's observation on the icebergs the next morning:quote:
The weather when I went off watch was splendid. It was a fine clear night with no wind. There was no moon but the stars were shining brilliant and they could be seen rising and setting on the horizon. There was no fog or haze and the sea appeared quite calm. It was cold.
What other thoughts and observations do folks think have the same elegaic beauty?quote:
If it hadn't been for the disaster the sight of those icebergs would have been splendid for the height of them was miles and miles, such a thing is seldom seen.