Beyond the Sea

Connecticut Literary Anthology: Celebrating Nutmeg Authors, 2020

Swimming in the ocean was the closest I ever experienced to flying. Or at least, as a kid, I had imagined that the buoyancy of the water would feel like the lift of the open sky. I had been on airplanes since I was three, flying from the States to family in Brazil; I have always known that the sky looked different from the ocean I swam in. But between the sky and the sea, I connected them.

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