on water as water, demonstrating
that we hardly know under what terms
we perform our sitting in air, our miraculous,
perilous stepping out in the flesh
over the everyday void."
- Tess Gallagher, 'Water Walking' from Dear Ghosts, (Graywolf 2006)
Impression follows impression. Nothing sinks in.
An escapist vision: the Resurrection as the first film. The sea a dark negative the light touches and moves on.
Or, as the three wise critics said, a star is born.