This summer, I’ve been experiencing the denser aspects of the human experience.

Last night, salamander was a key presence in a dream, and I recognized the symbolic message that while I have walked through fire, I haven’t been spending enough time in water. A summer practice that I *know* is paramount to my well-being.

I have been inspired by @seekingceremony to embark on #30ceremonyswims

Tonight, I had the t-dock all to myself!! As I glided, lavender twilight and the headlights of van-lifers melded with my wake.

Counting aloud the stars as they revealed themselves, bats swirled so close the wind from their wings was felt on my head as I basked in water medicine.

Thumpity thump thump…

Thumpity thump thump…

Beats my tender, grateful heart.