I love water. I love being near water, in water, and drinking water.
There’s nothing nearly as relaxing to me as listening to the waves of the ocean. During the years I was in Arizona, I missed that sound. I love when it rains hard; the sound is relaxing, and it makes the world look softer. After the rain, greens look greener, and everything smells cleaner. I love sitting outside during rainstorms, if I can be in a place where I’m not getting drenched!
Every year, I used to go to the beach with a girlfriend. The first year we went together, her vision was that we would sit on the beach and read. That was an inconceivable waste to me. I made a beeline for the ocean, where I could drift and float in the waves. While I like sitting near bodies of water, its much more fun to go into it.
The first time I encountered the stream near my house, I took off my shoes and socks and waded in. It was cold, but felt great on my feet.
In V for Vendetta, the scene that always touched me was after Evey gets out of captivity, she goes out during a storm, tips her head up to the rain, and says, “God is in the rain.” I love that quote, and I’ve never been quite sure why. The only thing I can figure is that rain feels very spiritual to me. Not just that, but rain makes me think in poetry.
What are your feelings on water?