Thank you for mentioning my River Runs Through It Piece, Lisa! I appreciate that.

Like you, water has been and is a big factor and influencer in my life. We live inland now but less than two hours to either coast of Florida. Still, I felt like water was too distant, too unconnected to my life until we moved within the same city to a townhome on a lake. Now, I am in heaven!

Physically, I don’t fare well in dry weather, almost always developing upper respiratory issues. Humidity is my friend. Still, your warning is beneficial. When the rains come after long periods of drought, water quickly morphs from a savior to a devastator.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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