Deep blue sea

2년 전

It's summer. In summer people go to the beach. Going to the sea means that you're probably going to swim. How will you swim though?

Towards which direction?

Probably that way...

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That's what most people do...

But definitely not what I do.

I go that way...

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And then back again.

Why? Cause I don't feel comfortable in the sea anymore. In the past I liked swimming deep waters... I was swimming and swimming to the point I could no longer see any people at the beach and all I could see were dots on the sand. But once, due to strong water currents I couldn't swim back to the shore.

I was 100% sure that I would drown there ingloriously. That I would be "the girl that couldn't make it to the shore" -I don't know why, but I always put a "title" to my supposed death. After a huge effort and struggle, I -obviously- made it. And this is when things changed for me.

I don't trust the water. For me this is a dysfunctional relationship with the natural -sea- world. I'm not a mermaid, I won't be one and I don't want to become one. The thought that one can be lost forever in the merciless depth frightens me more than anything.

Baudelaire described the sensation of swimming as being kissed a thousand times. Yup but don't scream for help if you get "bitten" another thousand. I can understand why the sea can allure and inspire so many people.. I can understand that they feel about water the same way I feel about heights. They feel free. We all need a massive dose of liberation from time to time. And it's beautiful that every one seeks this feeling in different ways...

For me the sea is nicer to see.

So I would say that I respect its power more than I'm afraid of it...

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Watch for the rip currents! The advise is really good

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Oh yes! Stay away from the grip of the rip! So dangerous!!

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