“If you have a strong belief you can do something, you can get there.”

Elise Mertens



The voyage

It’s the beginning

Of the voyage

From the waters

Of the imagination

Holding all love

For the curls of the waves

Holding all reverence

For the aquatic folks

Holding all being

For the sheer joy of serendipity

Sculpting myself.

“… The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world. Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”