Between Waves

ocean between waves
Image: Matt Hardy

When you’ve gone under
There’s a moment after you’ve made your way back to the surface
That you know you are fully at the mercy of the ocean
That if another wave were to come crashing down right then
You wouldn’t make it

It is a place of complete vulnerability

All you have the strength left to do
Is to keep your head above water
And try to catch your breath

Something else has to show up

Somehow… just enough time before the next wave
Somehow… a lifeboat
Somehow… a hand

Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of these moments
Is for us to learn and relearn the lesson
That we are not in control
But we are also not alone.


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