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Some people look to the night time sky in the stars to find lost loved ones. I look in the waves.
The ocean connects me to my father. A vivid memory that I have with dad is of him holding five year old me in his arms as I was clinging to him and screaming in fear of the ocean as he was standing in the rough surf. He was trying to show me how not to be afraid of the waves. Not long after that beach day, I lost my dad forever. Also lost was my fear of the waves as I have never backed out of running straight into the waves since.
Because that is where I get to be with my dad again as he is the inspiration for my ocean themed original art.