Rowing slowly to an island nearby on a beautiful November evening, I had an epiphany, a moment where I fully understood with the whole of my being, how content I was there floating on water. Calmness, gratitude and immense space. Like realizing for the first time something I had always known.

Water is my element. It soothes me, pacifies my fire. Helps me find balance and re-connect with myself.

I have spent all of my childhood summers living on an island – swimming, rowing, fishing, sailing, playing on the rocks by the water. The archipelago is where my heart feels at home. It’s where all the noise settles and time stands still.

© 2018 Sari Hanski