For years, a black & white photograph hung on our living room wall. It’s my daughter Jessye – then about six-years-old – floating in a Cape Cod pond. Her eyes are closed. Completely at rest, she is both of this world and somehow not. 

 “Give yourself to gravity,” my yoga teacher and friend Claire Willis occasionally exhorts. In the warm and silky waters of Long Pond in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, that seems effortless.