Most of the time, the water simply exists, lapping at my feet. I hardly notice it anymore. But for the last few days, every now and then, there have been larger waves. Every now and then a rogue wave will just wash over me, and knock me off my feet, and soak me to the bone.
And then there's nothing, and I'll stand up and I'll wonder, "Where did that come from?"
Was it one of the last remnants of the storm that's passed, or one of the first hints of a new and more powerful tempest, forming out beyond the horizon?