08 February 2017

A Day for Swimming

Mauna Kea Beach, Hawai'i aka Big Island

Gently stepping into the water. Splashing around my feet. With each step, the ocean gets closer. Until the moment I throw myself into. And I am with the ocean. Carrying me around. Looking down through turquoise. Reflective shadows on the sand. Dancing in the rhythm of the ocean. Sprinkles land on my face. Playing with the ball. Lolling on the water. Alan Watts's words come alive: 
You swim to experience the water rippling past you, and to enjoy the floating sensation when you lie on your back and look at the blue sky and the birds circling about. Every moment of it you are simply absorbed in this ripply, luminous world, looking at the patterns and the shifting net of sunlight underneath and the sand way down below - that's what swimming is about.
ALAN WATTS, Still the Mind

Mauna Kea Beach: A Day for Swimming

Mauna Kea Beach: Gently stepping. Ripples on the Sand.

Mauna Kea Beach: In the Rhythm of the Ocean

Mauna Kea Beach: The Ocean gets closer

Mauna Kea Beach: About Time

Mauna Kea Beach: With the Ocean

Mauna Kea Beach: Carrying me around

Mauna Kea Beach: Breaststrokes

Mauna Kea Beach: Playing with the ball

Mauna Kea Beach: Underwater

Mauna Kea Beach: Into the Air

Mauna Kea Beach: Sinking back

Mauna Kea Beach: She has come to see us

Mauna Kea Beach: Dancing Shadows

Mauna Kea Beach: The Sand joins Dance

Mauna Kea Beach: Combed by the Ocean

Mauna Kea Beach: Living in between

Mauna Kea Beach: Left Alone