Ocean’s Calling

If you grew up on a coast, or have ever spent a long time living by the ocean, then you know sometimes that water calls you.

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For me, this usually happens at its strongest in late winter, when it’s been months since my skin has soaked in cold, salty water.

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This year it came on earlier, I think because of the nature of this year. About a month ago, sometime right before the women’s marches happened, I felt like I needed to fill my lungs with salt air, and cool my eyes on blue water.

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So I took my daughter to the beach.

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We saw strange, beautiful things together.

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She walked on her own for as long as she could, braved the cold for even longer.

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Now that today feels like Spring, now that life feels no less complicated than it did then, I’m craving the shore again. Will be heading back. Soon.

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