I stopped by the ocean the other day.
The Atlantic, I think. Some of us don’t really track these things very well. It was on the way to somewhere.
Do you know that if you stop by the ocean, even if Piglet would say it was a very blustery day, and even if you’re not the sort who usually takes her shoes off except for the shower and most times for bed, you should still unlace your shoes and take off your socks and roll up your khakis and go stand in it for a while?
And do you know, if you do all that, and the circumstances are just right, when the tide washes over your feet and its exhilarating cold water laps up over your ankles, you’ll feel it all the way to your ears and the sand that was rock hard a minute ago will give clean away beneath you and the water’s hypnotizing movement will make your equilibrium drop out the bottom and if you had no good reason to stand upright you might just let it pull you straight into the sea?
It’s true. It could happen.