The water doesn’t require the warmth of summer days to sparkle. All it needs is a bit of light. It adjusts the facets of its waves to receive it and then sends it back.
The effect is pure mystery. One of the most marvelous sights in nature to behold, it’s a wonder how light bounces on the ripples and waves. Walking along the salt marsh trail, sparkling waters can often be seen at sunrise. Sometimes they’re accompanied by the rush of tidal waters while at other times they’re silent, accompanied only by the sound of your feet walking on the boards of the bridge.
The shine on the surface of the water speaks nothing of the deep and dark that lie beneath. By itself, the sparkle lends an air of lightness and fleeting happiness. In contrast, dark waters say nothing. They are wordless and endless, full of the inexpressible unknown. Both the sparkling surface and the dark, pondering deep are intertwined into one body, and that is perhaps the greatest mystery of all.