The sea can do craziness,
it can do smooth,
it can lie down like silk breathing
or toss havoc shoreward;
it can give gifts or withhold all;
it can rise, ebb,
froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains,
or it can sweet-talk entirely.
As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you.
–Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings (featuring Freckles the Harbor Seal)