Wednesday, September 12, 2007

washing


What is more inevitable, more anticipated than the next wave?
What is a more accepting embrace than the sea's salty sweetness...
The shimmering surface, the sun's playground, challenges the mind to ponder eternity. The vast waters offer healing, soothing, and newness for every seeking soul. I learned to swim this summer... And Neptune was kind. What are some of your happy water moments?

4 Comments:

Blogger wild murdocks said...

How exciting that you learned to swim! I would love to hear more about that, and why you haven't learned up until now.

I have a great respect for the beauty, power, and necessity of water. I've had moments of divine peace in bodies of water, and have come the closest to experiencing death there.

September 13, 2007 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Expavesco said...

I love to go to the ocean.
I loves it.

The very first time I went I remember it being Tres Cold. (San Luis oBispo, California - Circa 1993)

My mother had warned me that I would be killed if I went too far, but more than the horrors of the ocean I was afraid of what I could not see... the ground. I was afraid I would step on a broken remnant of some sailors bottled wine. As I walked deeper into the brimey deep I looked down into the water trying to see the hidden dangers.

Guess what? Every little while a bigger wave than usual comes... and destroys you. So it was with this wave, it came out of nowhere and filled my nostrils with the kelp-flavoured water. it filled my little lungsies only just barely... but enough to make everything smell and taste like kelp for the rest of the night. I had a coughing fit as I tried to expel the salt water from my person.

As I made my way out of the water to take a breather from my adventure I looked back to the powerful Pacific Ocean... It seemed to speak to me with the crashing of the waves.

"See? (Sea, get it?) You did it. Now, wont it be more fun next time when you DON'T get punched in the face by a wave?"

"It sure will Pacific... It sure will."

Congrats on learning to swim Mimi!

September 13, 2007 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Gaetan said...

So beautiful what you wrote...
The sun's playground....hmmm how well captured...Thankyou for your magical words.
(One thing keep learning how to swim as one day it may save you life and you may save someone elses life!)

My happy moments with the sea? There are too many!!!

I wrote these few things on my blog about ecounters with the sea:
"Water's dream
Colour, sensation, coolness, closeness, unexpectedness, unconsciousness, light, joy
indescribable dream"

"The water is cool but not cold, infact I don't even feel the temperature, I am in a dream, slowly I slide into the water, in silence....Hearing the bubbles, my head goes under the water, my eyes are closed, peace comes over me. I'm here with the sea and the salt and the fish, we're all like long lost friends finding each other again after what seems like such a long time...
Beautiful sea....thank you.... "

September 14, 2007 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

oh dear people... thank you so much for your stories... expa, you're a funny one. alina, closest to death... i don't want to know! you and your kids are always frolicing in some river or other. i truly admire your earthy lifestyle (earthy-watery like a thick hot chocolate).

expa, i love how you word things. lovely story.

gaetan! magical gaetan. since you don't have a profile, people can't read your blog! so here it is, everyone, some transcendent moments on there: gaetan67.blogspot.com. it's better than the 66 before.

love to all and i hope, if not a river, at least you have a hose nearby.

September 14, 2007 at 6:13 PM  

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