Standing on this earth…I feel the weight of my body sink heavily to connect with the ground beneath me.
Traveling by sailboat from Blaine, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska, was an experience in which
this connection to my world was unexpectedly and radically altered.
Land was a distant vision; mountains and trees gently slipped by as we glided through the flowing water.
Under my feet was a deck that bobbed on the sea.
I was constantly in motion but unable to move around.
My internal rhythms were overpowered by combined forces: the pull of the moon,
the melting of mountain snows, the wind, and the play of the water on the earth beneath its surface.
The patch behind my ear relieved my seasickness, but clouded and confused my mind.
I think I tried to ground myself to the water.
It slowly dawned on me that I did not know how to navigate.
While I was surrounded by loving and supportive friends, I felt "lost at sea."
My world had been turned upside down.
Below are some images from this June 2012 adventure.