One who lives by the Sea

1974 summer water buckets

‘Paralian’ comes from the ancient greek and means ‘one who lives by the sea’.

I could never imagine being without bodies of water, be it to be immersed in them or to just let my eyes wander over rippling, myriad shades of blue…
Where there were none, I created them (as you can see in this early picture from 1974). At three years old, I spent all summer filling buckets and mini-bathtubs, hopping from one into the other, feeling like a sailor and explorer, even if sometimes only my toes fit into one of these tiny plastic oceans. These were the humble beginnings of an often amazing odyssey… which led to lakes, rivers, oceans, and even giant artificial pools on the other side of the world…

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