the most beautiful thing: underwater
The most beautiful thing I saw today was the water from inside it. After a few days of diligent lap swimming, I’ve begun to do a lot more under water. First, I had to learn to keep my head in the water, my face in the water. Then I had to learn and remember to exhale while under the water. Then I realized that I really could open my eyes while I was down in there, that my goggles really do work. And tonight, after the close of a long week and before a long night on the town, I did a few laps. Somewhere in the middle I realized how lovely it was to be gliding through the warm goodness of it, looking out my goggles through a blurred land of watery sky. It is like flying a bit, yes. And when I do have a chance to truly fly again, I hope I remember to open my eyes and take it all in.
~ by HeatherArtLife on January 24, 2009.