For some time I've been warming up to expository digressions as a means to connect with readers. Public vulnerability has always been a challenge which is why I admire artists like Marina Abramovic and David Sedaris. Honesty is the best way to bring about catharsis, a goal however lofty or basic. In that spirit I'd like to take a moment to declare my affinity for the substance known as water. It collects so impressively into a singularity known as "ocean" and is both cruel and our first nursery... In the primordial respect ocean is the nest we have emptied and don't call or visit nearly enough. We plunder it without that intimate understanding that might preserve it. I would like to contribute to an activated improvement in our relationship with this elemental accumulation. This new comic page references this aspiration.