I couldn’t have said it any better than this.
No matter where I am, and even if I have no clear idea where I am, and no matter how much trouble I may be in, I can achieve a blank and shining serenity if only I can reach the very edge of a natural body of water. The very edge of anything from a rivulet to an ocean says to me: “Now you know where you are. Now you know which way to go. You will soon be home now. “
Thanks, Kurt Vonnegut, for saying this and so many other things that help make sense of this wacky world.