I live on a barrier island in between the Banana River and the Indian River.
Seven minutes from my front door is the Atlantic Ocean.
I am surrounded by water.
Salty, brackish, calm, choppy, wavy.
I see water every single day when I leave my house.
I wish I had a water view from my bedroom, yet I can walk to the river in five minutes where the sunrises are amazing!
When I see that pinky-orange sky I leap out of bed and go to the water for a soothing start to my day.
Sometimes when I am feeling a bit frazzled and crusty, I drive straight to the beach and lay it all down; literally on the sandy beach at the water’s edge and allow the waves to wash over me..soothing my Soul. I don’t even bother to change clothes. I am instantly transformed and softened.
I go to the water for a refreshing swim where I frolic in the waves like a Mermaid. Leaping and laughing. Floating and drifting.
There are so many fancy toys for water play such surfboards, kayaks and kite sailing.
But for me, I don’t have a need for speed.
I go to the water to slow down.
To “get right.”