Returned Friday from two days at the beach.
At one point I was standing in the water thinking about the waves, a product of air and water. As I stood under the blazing sun, with my feet on the sandy bottom, I reaIized the intersection of Water, Air, Earth and Fire. I also thought of the tides and the moon and the rhythms of it all. I made a silent prayer for the waves to cleanse and refresh me.
Then a big wave knocked me on my butt. Careful what you wish for.