The rocky shore that I am standing on will be submerged by the ocean again. This awareness incites equal parts wonder and fear. The coast, it appears, is a regular shape-shifter to me, a city-dweller. It made me think of the time I first came into contact with a smart phone. The glossy screen was constantly changing, the bright icons in landscape one moment and portrait in the next.
And when I looked down at my feet, I saw this delicate pool of unfamiliar life-forms.