Side Effects of the Sea
A young sailor once told me the sea was his therapy.
The waves rock me to sleep like a baby, he said.
It’s so peaceful at night, he said.
I go out every weekend, he said.
Except last weekend, you liar. Because the sea swallowed you up the Saturday prior.
The sea never soothes you like therapy does, but it does coax you into its embrace so it can drag you down to its depths and use your body to feed its creations. It’s alluring. Addictive. Like a drug. An organic hallucinogen.
I think that’s my favorite part of it.