Yesterday I put my feet in the ocean for the first time in over a year. Technically it was the Potomac river, but it had sand and seashells and strong waves and felt like the ocean except for the fact that you could see land on the other side of the water.
A few days ago while camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I encountered a fog so thick I had to stop driving.
When I go to bed every night, my sheets feel damp and the pages of my book are clammy.
I’m still drinking water like I’m in the desert. I’m visiting lots of public bathrooms.
In short, water is everywhere. I keep warily eyeing the trees and ponds and rivers that I see now on a daily basis. I don’t trust them. I half expect them to disappear. I suppose after four years in the desert, I can’t quite let myself believe that I am really back in the forests to stay. That no one is going to make me leave.
That I may once again think that it is unremarkable to be surrounded by green things.