Monday, February 1, 2010

Pure fluid joy

Picture: Getty Images

There's nothing like the sensation of submerging in water and then moving through it. Cool. Silent. Calm. Blue.
I feel dolphin-like. Sleek. Graceful. Agile. Playful.
Being in water soothes me. As I immerse in it, it envelops me - shutting out the world. There is only me and the water, the water and me.

Many of my happy childhood memories are connected to water. Swimming. Paddling. Sailing. Holidays. Surfing.
My teens seem like one endless summer spent with family and friends in and around the backyard pool. Barbecues. Smiles. Laughter. Fun.
I have loved being in water for as long as I can remember. Lake, ocean, swimming pool . . . even a bath.

For me, it's an innate affinity. I'm not sure why or how. I just soak it up whenever I can.


Cath from chunkychooky said...

I totally agree... and childhood memories full of underwater handstands! still my best sporting skill!

katiecrackernuts said...

You water sign, you.

Things I like

  • Being eco-aware
  • Chocolate
  • Generosity
  • Good food and good wine
  • Kindness and courtesy
  • Laughing out loud
  • Openminded people
  • People who are true to themselves
  • Spending time with friends
  • Sunshine and blue skies

Things I don't like

  • Broken promises
  • Pointless arguments
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • War and conflict
  • Lightning and thunder
  • Small minded people
  • Discrimination on any basis
  • Over inflated egos
  • Mean-spirited people