Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trying to come up for air

So far this week has had moments that have been kind of like the time in California when I was ten years old and somebody decided I should take another round of swimming lessons. Okay. Except this time the teacher was a mean old, grouchy old man. Not at all like the kind, sweet, beautiful mermaid teacher I'd had for the first four weeks. We were racing in about six or eight feet of water. I didn't quite have my freestyle breathing coordinated, got a mouthful of water, choked a little, and couldn't get my breath. I tried to bob up and down so that I could get a good push off the bottom of the pool and clear the surface to get a good breath so that I could swim back to the side, but I couldn't get all the way to the bottom. I kept bobbing. I was getting tired and annoyed and what little breath I had left was about gone. Suddenly I was yanked out of the water by one of the teacher's assistants, a sweet high school or college student who seemed a lot more panicked than I was. She sort of frantically asked me if I was okay. "Are you okay??!!" Oh. Was I okay? I gasped for breath, blinked, and decided I was okay. "Yeah. I'm okay." We swam back to the side together where the mean old, grouchy old teacher yelled at me for not yelling for help. Now how was I supposed to yell for help if I couldn't get my head above water? Yep. It's been kind of like that a few times this week.

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes life gets like that,we just have to learn to float,xx Rachel and Speedy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the reminder. I should have thought of that when I was ten, but I kept thinking, "I can do this," as I kept trying to get to that bottom to push off. Lol!

    ReplyDelete
  3. May we display your header on our new site directory. As it is now, the site title (linked back to your home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.
    Yoobi Games

    Narwhale-io
    Moto X3M 3

    ReplyDelete