“It’s all about water here, isn’t it?”, my wife says, in a moment of realization. “Swimming in the lake, the sauna, wash buckets to and from the lake, well water”.
Indeed it is all about water in Finland, where we retreat to every summer. Her family’s lake house is off the grid -- the water grid that is. So life, which is a cycle of water (and energy), slows. Without a tap, toilet, or shower, water re-emerges to its primary role in life.
We look forward each year to the “reset button”...