Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Water, Water Everywhere
It had been my intention for Watery Wednesday to show Daily City Blog followers the magnificent Olympic-sized pool the City of Bend, Oregon has provided for its citizens but I "floated off" in a different direction after seeing this shot. Amidst the haphazard and artistic arrangement of flippers, kick boards and peanut floats, a device squeezed between legs, to keep leaden-bodied swimmers, such as myself, level and afloat while doing the crawl, a big toe and several smaller ones round out the scene in the left hand lower corner. Pools are "awash" with diversity. Creating a cacophony of watery sounds and a myriad of colors and reflections, there is the source, the dripping flotsam, namely the swimmers. In and around its edges, pools demonstrate better than anywhere the self-evident, that humans are of vastly different sizes, shapes, color and physical condition and revealed amply in the scantiest allowable clothing. As the summer approaches, the cool refreshing water lures us,we land animals, to swim like fish or like tadpoles. Anyway sometime this season, at least once, hold your nose and jump in!