On Deeper Water

“I used to sit on the banks with a raft and watch the water roll lazily by. One day I pushed my raft into the shallows of the water and found the water moved swifter than I thought. My raft was actually a boat. Then, after some time, I rowed my little boat into deeper water. There were great storms, mighty winds, tremendous waves, and sometimes I felt so alone. But I have noticed my little rowboat is now a mighty ship manned by my friends and loved ones; and beautiful calm seas, warm sunny days, and nights filled with comfortable dreams always double after a storm. Now, I could never go back and sit on the bank. In fact, I search for deeper water. Such is life when lived.”

B. D. Gulledge

I want an underwater camera.
I want to take pictures of the ocean when I go in it.
I want you to see how deep it is.
I want to show you.
It is amazing.
I wish you could feel the temperature.
I wish you could accidentally taste how salty it is.
The tar on the bottom of your feet…not the best…but still.
I love the feeling of the rushing waves crash against my body.
Feeling like a bird in water and completely weightless.
Diving deeper and then coming up for that first breath of air.
I want to share that with someone.

Artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters.