April 10, 2015
Do you know the sounds you hear when you float in a body of water with just your face surfaced above it? That muffled sound of the world? That's the best part of being in the ocean for me. You forget the world until a little kid comes flailing past and gets salt-water in your eyes. I could lay forever muting out the world and staring up at the cloudless sky. I sometimes think that I can be so at peace that my body will be taken by the currents and I will float off into the Gulf of Mexico. My feet would get tanged in slimey seaweed, tiny fish would swim through my hair and sharks would swerve underneath me. I wouldn't care less as long as I was focused on the sky and listening to the splashes of the water on my ears. The thing about floating is you cannot lay there forever. Eventually you will miss the sounds of people's voices and the differences in their faces. And you'll realize the same reason you miss floating will be the reason you miss everything else. Just then, a kid swims flailing past and splashes salt-water in your eye.