Seeing a lot of water like that every day is probably an important thing for human beings. For human beings might be a bit of a generalization–but I know it’s important for one person: me. If I go for a time without seeing water, I feel like something’s slowly draining out of me.
It’s probably like the feeling a music lover has when, for whatever reason, he’s separated from music for a long time. The fact that I was raised near the sea might have something to do with it.
-Haruki Murakami What I talk about when I talk about running