The valves of my heart open and close, open and close, pumping in a continual rhythmic measure to sustain my very existence. Waves of the ocean peak and break, peak and break, generating a cadence to sustain the constant flow of the expansive blue waters.
The timing and strength of the peaks and breaks fluctuate according to the ocean’s reaction to natural elemental forces. When there is heightened energy in the ocean, from a hurricane, ground swell, or high winds, the waves become more rapid, have a more forceful break, and even give off more vigor because it simply has it to give. Similar to that of my heart. When in a heightened time of stimuli, whether it’s nervousness, excitement, or a joyful surprise, the muscles of my heart contract with more energy than normal, the valves open and close faster, and the pulsing seems to grow louder within my chest which radiates out into every inch of my body.
Yet my heart, similar to the waves of the ocean, cannot sustain a heightened rhythm for a prolonged period of time. For it would wear out, it would grow tired, it would no longer be able to maintain the vital continual life-sustaining pulse at such a high tempo.
So they calm- my heart and the ocean’s waves. They calm into a slower melody. Still pumping, still providing exactly what is needed to our bodies, to the ocean as a whole, just at a different pace. The fluctuations that occur allow for replenishment, a mandatory ebb and flow, in order for the rhythmic measures of the ocean and my heart to continue on.