“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to sea, whether to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came”
John F. Kennedy

Just coming out of the thicket of mangrove forest, on the green and luscious Malabar coast in Kerala you get a mesmerizing panoramic view of the vast Arabian sea, stretching all the way west to the East African coast. That exact moment makes me wonder that why we as human beings are so fascinated and amazed by the oceans and the seas, by the huge mass of water. Maybe because the ocean being the site of genesis of life itself, we all are drawn to it naturally. Maybe because it reminds us how insignificant we are compared to what mother nature has created. Same thing goes for the Mountains. We feel belittled by the colossal scale of these natural wonders. Maybe some of us relate to the ocean on a metaphorical level rather than literal. We yearn to be deep and calm and just as peaceful as the sea, but sometimes we also have these raging storms and the restlessness that comes with it within us. Maybe we want to be as acquiescent as the water flowing through. To me the ocean is this calming force or an entity which dampens the cacophonous sound of the legions of thoughts going on inside my mind through the tranquilising sound of waves breaking on the beach or the rocky shore. Sunny afternoon, walking on the golden sands with mist created by the waves spraying gently on your face with cool breeze from the sea is the definition of paradise. These massive deep bodies of water, will never cease to amaze mankind.


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