Sunday, 6 March 2011
Our relationship with water
Okay, so this is a rather slender excuse to post another photo of Lucas (I've been looking after him this week-end), but I've always been facinated by our relationship with water. Not just water to drink and wash in, but water to look at, swim in, paddle in, and sit by. Isn't it interesting that we are happy just to sit by water; lakes, streams, the sea - it doesn't matter which. We'll sit and picnic by it, fish in it, watch it, photograph it, whatever. You see crowds of people sitting on beaches on (increasingly rare) hot summer days. Just sitting and looking. They wouldn't dream of facing the other way round, however fascinating the view.
I love swimming in the sea. I hate swimming pools, but swimming in deep sea water is the next best thing to flying (and I know this, because I do a lot of flying in my dreams). The sense of freedom, the taste of infinity...it takes a lot of beating.