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