Can you sense trouble coming? Only if you’re listening..

I grew up spending most of my summers on the water; specifically on boats. We’d go out on trips, toss the anchor in, swim all day and sleep under the stars at night.

On one of those occasions, I remember waking up to a sound that was rather odd. It wasn’t overly loud, it wasn’t mechanical, it wasn’t alarming..it was just different.

I laid still for a while listening to this sound, but finally got up to figure out exactly what I was hearing. When my eyes adjusted to the darkness I was shocked to discover we were in imminent danger.  The anchor had slipped during the night and we were only yards away from hitting a huge rock formation that lined a section of the shore.  The sound I heard were the waves as they gently splashed against this large, cragged wall creating an echo off the stern of our vessel.

Sometimes you get a warning..

an echo of sorts pinging in the dark.

But you have to be still to hear it.

 

 

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