There’s a sense of calamity and serenity you get, while sitting by the ocean.
Or the lake,
Or the sea,
or any body of water, really.
You hear the changing of the waves arriving abruptly at shore, then leaving quietly having only left wet sand in it’s path.
Your whole body seemingly becomes covered with sand, water, warmth, love, happiness, and peace.
The endless body of water, whether crystal blue or mucky brown, looks back at you with ease and lack of judgement.
You look out over the horizon and think about the gigantic world out there; all the people, all the places, all the things you have yet to see.
Because after all, you are one single person in a world filled with billions-
That realization is equally terrifying and comforting.