The sea gives, and the sea takes.
It takes the heat from your body and the breath from your lungs.
It gives you mystery and awe.
It takes the living, and gives back the dead.
It takes the dead and gives back the beyond dead… the changed… the terrifying.
The sea takes from the living and gives us shipwrecks, salvage, treasures to use for daily life.
It gives us people who did not want to be here.
And sometimes, just sometimes, what the sea brings to us