|On calm days L. I. Sound was like a huge salt-water pool. Mom called us water rats.|
|We swam, snorkeled, and explored by the water’s edge.|
|To us, the Sound was an enormous body of water. But sometimes we could see all the way across to a distant green shore.|
|I must have asked someone what that distant green shore was.|
Over time that distant strip of green called Connecticut took on mystical qualities-- magical, faraway, unreachable.
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