Thursday, August 14, 2008

100 Word Challenge: Fresh

The ocean water is so damn fresh and I'm swimming in it. This is not like the commercials would have you believe. It's not a zesty ocean spray, splashed on the faces of beautiful, smiling people in the sunlight, all distilled into a glass, poured over ice and tonic with a lime twist. This is not a cocktail; this is the ocean. It's the untamable and virulent water of life, dark and treacherous but beautiful all the same.

I'm in it thick and deep, levitating with the jellyfish, dancing with the squid, splaying fingers with the anemones.

This little beach is mine.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Totally visual - Dig it..

Vernacular said...

Danger versus containment.

I very much like the line, "This is not a cocktail; this is the ocean."

p.s. How can any post that contains the words virulent and splaying not call forth brain fireworks?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Awesome! This totally fits with what I'd expect from a ninja.