The warmth in the air wraps me up in a gentle embrace. It is quiet and I am safe. The water ebbs and flows. Inhaling and exhaling against the shoreline as if the ocean is taking deep, peaceful breaths. In this moment I can almost feel the sand gently pulsing under my feet. Like the Earth has a heartbeat, synchronized with the breaths of the sea. My chest rises and falls slowly like waves and my heart quietly beats against my ribs; soft and warm like the sand beneath my feet. I am one with the gentle atmosphere around me. I close my eyes. It is quiet…I am safe.