Song of the sea

“We have learned that we are like amphibians: We can live on land, but not forever, not without trips to water and to home.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Wave Womb by Galen Dara


I was born of water, and water lives in me: the water from my mother’s womb – warm, nourishing, familiar; the ocean water in the coastal city where I was born – cold, great, deep – the great womb of the earth where life is given, and life can be taken away. 

I am made of water. I am part water. Water is part of me. 

I was born in a city along the shores of the Bay of Fundy – known for its incredible tides, the highest in the world. In harmony with the cycles of the moon, the tides create an ever-changing landscape – rising and receding, concealing and exposing – like the light and shadow of the moon. The moment I was born the tide was at it’s lowest that day – exposing the ocean floor, exposing what had been hidden from view. 

The ocean shore was my first play place and sanctuary. It was where salt filled the air, creating a gritty film on my body, changing the smell, texture and taste of my skin. ...Continue

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