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Out on the paddle board, because it's too beautiful - Veronica Roth
Suddenly, the temps here are in the IT’S SUMMER range! So I took myself, and the paddle board, out on the calm waters at Deep Cove…a few minutes drive from my home. And then I did the same thing the next day. I don’t even know where to begin to describe this feeling to you, so I’ll start with some observations. I found myself thinking, I am supposed to be here, and so, here I am in the drift and pull, the gentle rise and sinking, forward movement. I stood in silence and let myself drift along with a cormorant. She kept a few feet away form me, but calmly accompanied me along. I put my oar down and floated under the docks watching the shadows run across the board and felt some tightly closed door in my soul fall open. I felt completely whole, buoyant, strong, cognizant of where my body begins, aware of the capacity I have to balance. My arms were full of light. I saw myself in those waves; the salty waves full of life. In the floating jellyfish, in the cormorants. In the way they sparkled and shimmered on those waves, pulled in and out, …