Saturday, July 07, 2007

Slippery


One of the best things about summer is sliding through the water of a pool or the ocean and the sense of how quick and agile your body feels in that moment. I have loved that feeling since I first learned how to swim. This summer I've been teaching JT to pick up diving sticks, so that he learns to propel himself under water.

And that's really the thing I love most about the slippery feeling: it's powerful. It's a reminder of everything you can do. And just how fast you can do it.

7 comments:

strauss said...

Indeed to propel through the waer like a slick dolphin is a great feeling.

Patois said...

I never thought about swimming that way, but you're absolutely right. It's less the weighlessness and more the slickness.

gautami tripathy said...

That was a short post but depicted the feeling of lightness and weightlessness in water. The slickness...

Rob Kistner said...

Water represents profound freedom for our bodies.

I love being in water... something I get to do seldom since I've gotten older.

Thanks for reminding me with your post.

Beautiful Witch said...

I agree - I love the feeling of being underwater, surrounded by water, cradled by water. Our bodies are supposed to be 80% water, so maybe that is why we are so at home in it. Happy summer swimming!

Redness said...

Yay, I can smell the chlorine - or can I taste the salt - love the memories you roused for me!

Paul said...

Aaaaaah water! Lucky you for being able to swim already. Here in France the weather has been soooooooooo bad. No swimming yet.