Waves of Space III The cycle brightening the depths below with light that breaks the surface far above and guides our pod across the lilting flow and hopefully to find the mortal man. We cruise the oceanic current paths no longer gnarled by man's excessive needs and follow drops of influence to land or beach where grains are trod under man's feet. And then we sailed into a broken cove where wrecked on sands a ship lay on its side. We scoped the beach beyond and found afloat in breaking waves a shape not like our form. It had no fins, nor tail to push it through, instead, we saw the legs and arms of man. But did it live? That's what we had to know. We rolled it once and flinched into retreat. It's legs recoiled, it's arms reached out for sky. It lived, but now - did it want to survive?
World Oceans Day is observed annually today.