I felt it immediately when I squatted down next to Fanny and Lulu after coming back from Hampton Beach. It was as if I was back on the beach, the distance of the horizon drawing me out of myself, the sound of the waves enveloping me in calm.
I would think such small and sturdy creatures had little in common with the vastness of the sea. And yet, I realized I get the same feeling when I’m quiet with Fanny and Lulu as I do when I’m being quiet with the ocean.
They both make space in my head and my heart.