Water makes up nearly 60% of our bodies. Some organs, like our lungs, contain more water than other organs. We need a hefty amount of fluids a day to replenish this valuable resource.
This is my take on why we humans are inexplicably drawn to rivers, oceans, lakes, ponds, streams, bays, puddles.
I would reflect on this phenomena when I lived near the Mississippi River and would drive on the scenic River Drive. I would watch the multitudes drawn to the broad, quickly moving river. Park benches would be filled and the walkway would be traffic like in it's busyness. All to look at a river. Granted, it is a pretty phenomenal river, but nonetheless, simple H2O in it's basic form.
I would think of the different vistas that I would experience.
The ability to feast my eyes on the vastness of the Northern Atlantic Ocean with all it's bays and inlets, was something that my brain had a hard time wrapping around.
And I was not disappointed.
This longing to be near water becomes even more intense when one lives landlocked in the middle of a state forest. Trees are wonderful, but oh, the water.....
Oh my, the deepness of the blues; the reach from sky to horizon. The greys of the overcast days. The wicked darkness of the waves on a foggy morning...The changeable tones making me ache for a paint brush and canvas....
~ Genesis 1:1,2