What is a wave anyways? A collection of ripples, chop-like water texture.
I sit back in my chair, reassurance soothes my intellect, and I can breathe again. This gentle reminder tells me to keep going, to keep doing the “little things,” to keep making wake, because eventually it will all add up.
The more ripples that are produced, a.k.a. “small” steps, the more energy can be collected. A wave forms when enough energy, or chop, is in a common area, known as a fetch zone. Once the threshold of ripples is crossed, a wave is birthed. The energy unites, mounts, and moves through the ocean, symbolizing a communal whole.
From my chair, I look outside. The wind roars, blasting a cool draft through the bottom of the closed window. I think of all the chop being created from this weather system, a half smile raises the right side of my lips as my fingers find this keyboard.