When you close your eyes you can feel the stillness around you, that comforting quiet that wraps around your body, you stop breathing so you can hear nothing but your heart beating and the waves quietly lapping on the beach. You can feel the wind gliding around your body, running through your hair, around your curves and guiding your hand towards the water. When you open your eyes all you see is darkness, your pupils slowly adjust to the pooling light shimmering over the water welcoming you towards it, you feel like you’re the only one left here in this empty place but you do not feel alone. Each molecule of sand slides over your toes, clings to your skin, touching you as you walk. The wind whispers secrets in your ears and the moon guides your way keeping you safe. You could stand here forever in this moment, away from the burning desires in your chest, the aching pain in your heart, the confusion spinning in your head. In this moment everything stands still, you take your first breath in what feels like forever and release the tension inside of you. You feel the burning inside your muscles, the body that has gotten up more times than you thought possible. You start to slowly drag your feet into the water your clothes become your second skin as the water inches higher and higher, the cold creates a gasp to escape your lips but you welcome the silky liquid as it encloses you. That lightness, like a feather falling from the heavens is how you feel, your limbs float around you, your mind is silent as you look at the stars above you. But right now you are helpless to the water, every move is controlled but the currents around you, no matter how easy it feels to just stop and give up you don’t. You swim and use your strength you control where you go. As you push your body back towards the glowing moon, as you fill your lungs with sweet air you know that no matter what you wont stop moving. As you close your eyes and feel the stillness around you, that comforting quiet that wraps around your body, you know that you are stronger than you feel, you know that you belong in this world. When the wind holds your hand and the water strokes your cheek you are not alone, not matter how tiny you may feel, you have a purpose in this world and you will become it.