Wavering Waters, Wind, and Wonders
The pond was showing slight ripples from a mild westerly wind. Small fish nipped at the surface in search of easy pickin’s, as small insects temped their hunger swarming above the water’s surface.
Watching nature alive and active, I ponder the dive under the pond’s surface. I’ve been down to the bottom of this little watering hole and touched the bottom which buried my hand in muck about a foot deep. It startled me to wonder what lie’s below that dark mire. I searched for the solid bottom, but didn’t find it. Just muck. I swam quickly back up to the surface, my heart racing.
I toweled off and sat in the recliner sunbathing and warming up. I was just about asleep when I heard a loud splash come from the pond. I looked over as the splash burst up like a fountain, several feet in the air. It was a spectacle to see, actually, because the water was a bright greenish blue, glowing with a bright light in the center. It disappeared as quick as it appeared.
At this point I pinched myself to be sure I wasn’t asleep. What did I just witness?
I’d thought nothing of it, had I just woke up from a wild dream. And to think I was just swimming there half an hour ago. I didn’t sense anything different during my swim. I have definitely never seen anything like it before. Ever!
I decide to put it to the back of my mind, because I want to enjoy my lovely little pond! I love to swim in the chilly cold blackish blue water. I usually just float on an inner tube to get sun baked in the summer time sun. Sometimes I’ll actually swim around in my swim goggles and scuba flippers, spying what’s below me in the murky green water.
Other day's I’ll lay on the floaty belly-side down to watch the blue-gills come to me and nibble me. As I swat at them they swim down through the seaweed and try to hide. I float all the way around the perimeter of the pond studying all the marine life of the pond. I see lot’s of weeds, little minnows, blue-gill, snails; and the way the sun penetrates the water is always spectacular! I could just get lost in that pond!
About a week later I decided to try a little swim in the pond. I grab my swim goggles and fins and head off the end of the dock. I was excited to be back with my old friend and in my hast I hit the bottom feet first! I didn’t jump out far enough! As I hit bottom the jolt punched a hole into another world. I feel a strong circling vortex pulling me and spinning me as I blackout. When I come to, instead of heading down towards the bottom, I come up from the bottom and gasped for air! When I get my bearings, I realize I’m no longer in my beloved pond.
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