When you spend your whole life looking at the ocean and feel your calling on the other side, you start learning. Swimming becomes your greatest obsession. You must learn it well, in order to reach. And when you are ready, you take your first step in the water, the second, till you are almost in the middle. It’s true you have mastered the only thing you were able to learn. Now comes the real experience, full of surprises. Waves approaching you excitedly! Some are manageable, as you resurface immediately after they pass. But not all of them. But not that one single massive wave , where you will loose your balance and be turned upside down. One wave that brings you back shore. One wave that brings you to the starting point. It feels like a dream. All you have dreamt and prepared for all your life has brought you to your start line. It strikes you. The feelings you have now that you are back on the ground bewilders you. It feels magnificently satisfying to be home. The sand never felt this warm. And clouds were never that welcoming. You feel the air happy tickling on your cheeks. Something is carrying away your weight, as walking never felt that light. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Time interference mandates change. This is when sea levels start rising slowly in a long term marathon that ends by swallowing your beloved land.
After all you have gone through, you decide you will never leave the ground till there is no empty spot for your feet on the ground. When time comes, you won’t have an option but to swim forward searching for another land to call home.