Spring has finally arrived, and we can dream about or visit a tropical beach where the waves wash onto sandy beaches and palm trees sway in the ocean breeze. To me, there are few experiences in life more soothing than watching the water come ashore, sinking into the sand and bringing with it shells, rocks, and coral. The sun’s warmth dances with the coolness of the ocean breeze, making you feel languid and calm, rejuvenated and energized. Earth’s oceans have caressed its shores for hundreds of millions of years, and they will continue long after we are gone. I find that continuity comforting, knowing that I am a very brief part of this magnificent creation.