There are many miraculous places in this world, but the most astonishing are the ones we imagine.
What if sky and water were one and the same? What if the sky was cascading into the water, whereas the water reached the sky? What if Creation itself strolled at the threshold between vaporous beauty and watery rage? What if a voice said:
"I'm water! And I'm laughing now because you certainly imagined a crystalline, placid spread beautifully mirroring the fiery colours of the sunset, or the pale face of the moon. You pictured its banks shaking with emotion at the sight of lovers murmuring eternal words into each other's ears. Instead, my peaceful appearance is deceitful for it hides in its depth ancient turmoil, which gave and is still giving birth to abrupt cliffs, which eroded and is still eroding all-mighty stones until they become dust in the wind. Yes, I am angry!
This peace you see walks hand in hand with nurturing destruction—I destroy to let new things spring into life. Yes, I am a creator!
This placid tranquillity shelters hunters and weak creatures nurtured by me only to become the hunters' food. Yes, I am ruthless!
I steal treasures and lives to hide them in the deep never to be found again. Yes, I am a criminal!
The storms I have inside raise waves taller and more feared than the mythological giants. Yes, I am boastful!
I am all that you imagine and all that you don't, all that you see and all that you don't. I am even more than that! Aren't you the same, human? Probably, after my confession, you’d grow to despise me, but remember this: I am Love transformed in water, for in the end, I chose you to enchant your days with my beauty and faults. Aren't you the same, human? You have to! You are water! You enchant me! Otherwise, I wouldn't be that curious about you!" said the Ocean pushing a last wave gently under her bare feet.
She took the seashell washed ashore by the wave and saw in its mother-of-pearl the cascading sky where Creation strolled on the bank of a raging cloud. Maybe, It, too, heard a voice!
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