And then it was gone. Just like that. The swell, the energy, the common bond that was there in the morning had dissipated by sunset.
I thank the ocean for teaching me about the transient nature of things, in and out of the water. It’s one of those concepts that’s hard for us humans to grasp. And even when we do it’s usually accompanied by harsh repercussions. But I don’t think it has to be that way. I think most of the time we set ourselves up for the static. Although easier to observe than experience, if we watch nature, this here-today-gone-tomorrow concept is the basic foundation. It’s not weird or drastic, it just is. It might never be easy, but if we can briefly understand even a fragment of it, perhaps that’ll be enough to get us through.