You know me. I’ll wax eloquent all year long about the water. There is no time more special for me than the summer when I’m able to swim outside — I know, you’ve heard me say this often enough — but I like watching water almost as much as I like floating in it.
Its Beauty stills my soul.
But in all my water rapture, I often forget that there are those who make their living, a very hard-working living on the water.
Water is beautiful, but it can be dangerous. It can also just be unpleasant. When the cold wind blows frigid water or the boat is rocking in the tempest, it’s got to be a challenge. And yet this is the work they’ve chosen.
And so often (and lobsters are certainly a lovely case in point), the bounty they bring back is extraordinary.
Water is full of lovely gifts, but it doesn’t always make it easy to retrieve them.
So here’s to the Watermen and women and all they do for us. Here’s to their hard work and generosity. And here’s to the Peace they make with their work and the Water.
And oh, I am so grateful for Summer and the Peace I find in the laps I swim. I am so lucky.