February 16, 2003
Look down and see your toes bobbing up and down. Now disappearing below the water’s surface, now popping back into view again. As the ocean ripples softly, it catches the varying angles of sunlight, reflecting its soft near-dusk rays. The water’s motion gently cradles your body, rocking you back and forth, swaying smoothly. As the swirls surround your head, you intermittently catch the sound of waves encroaching on and receding from the shore. Sometimes, all you hear is the rush of the sea as it quickly rises to kiss your cheeks and then ducks down again to caress your neck.