Where the water wants to take you

She thinks of something she learned when she was very young, growing up on the edge of a wild, open ocean. When you get caught in a rip, you have no choice but to acquiesce, to go where the water wants to take you. The force of the rip will eventually dissipate, but only if you let it carry you far enough out to sea. Safety comes from moving with the current until you are free of it, and then, only then, can you turn and swim like hell for the shore.  

Ruby knows how to navigate the natural phenomena that is a changeable ocean. Why should it be any different with a natural disaster like life, she asks Josh. No one ever ends up where they started from, but you do make it home, when the time is right. If you have kept your head while being tossed about.

Sometimes it is surrender, not struggle, that saves a life.

~ Ruby, THE WEIGHT OF HER REMAINS

Last year’s lessons …

Published by Eidyia

I am only three things for sure - an Atheist, a Feminist, and a Writer - one who obsesses over the grand themes of love, memory and connection.

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