I remember being very afraid of the ocean when I was a child. Just staring out into this vast unknown blanket of blue often made me fear what was beneath it's shimmery layers of reflection from the sun.
Whenever I was given a choice, i'd choose the swimming pool.. :)
Much has changed since I've made daring attempts at snorkeling and diving to see what amazing creatures lurked in those waters. Under the surface... it is often so peaceful. Yes.. big fish eat little fish.. and sea urchins are creepy crawlies.. but if you watch them in their natural environment; it is more calm more than anything!I love the waters so much more now.. I don't know about waves (still not too skilled with the surf), but nothing beats dunking my toes into cool waters on a hot day out. I should get myself a beach house someday. MmmMmm *dreams*