The sea has always been a magnet, a healer, a mysterious force.  Figuratively cradled by water, the mind begins to shed its boundaries. We are 75% water when we are born, 60% water as we age. Of course we respond to water; we all had that prenatal experience of being surrounded by water.

Global Water Dances, photo by Nan Melville

By vicariously riding waves, from choppy to voluptuous, you move to nature’s beat; by gazing at the light painting the waves of the sea, you become more attuned to your own rhythms. You surf subconsciously on your own waves, whether emotional, sexual, spiritual, or cerebral.

Carlo Rovelli wrote in his “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” that “the unbounded extensions of interstellar space ripple and sway like the surface of the sea.” By studying the sea, we are studying the universe.


Photo by Nan Melville  Spray dance