To stand on the shore, to ignore the push-back,
to stand on the shore, one can only watch.
To stand on the shore, to be safe with sand which
got between your toes, with nowhere to go.

The swimmer rests at the centre of the bubble;
the swimmer winds the bubble about herself. She
propels against water, wind and wave. The bubble
cannot resist its discontent, and confronts the current.

The wave appears a mountain when seen from
the surface; it is a mountain to be smote one stroke,
one kick at a time; the wave will part for those prepared
to swim; but, first, you must not remain upon the shore.