Monday, July 09, 2007

The accidental wave.....

I am enchanted with water. Crystal glass-eyed blue water, thick murky lake water, green river water with swirling paisley oil slicks. Cold and hard from the outside faucet. Bee-sting sharp, stabbing my back and temples from the broken shower head. An ice cold beer bath from the thick and foamy tides.

I love the sounds water makes. Every drop of crème- rinsed rain racing, gurgling, slurping down the bathtub drain. Invisible spray paint pssssshhhing from the sprinkler. The lions roar on an empty beach…her yawning, stretching lazy growl heard a million miles away…..endless. Saturday afternoon skies, dripping off my leaning roof. Running down the back door. Falling from my face.

It’s delicious” I said…..goose bumps spreading like a rampant rash down my arms and legs.
“Ha!” “I don’t believe you”
“It looks …………….cold”, smiling a little, but afraid to smile too much, certain I would pull him in.

And in the deep, deep water
We
Might just drown…..

16 comments:

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Birds are the fish of the air, we are the fish of the ground and fish are the fish of the sea...We are all Water People!!! The planet, the people, even the air. Liquid abounds! I too love the sea. Heading there in six days.
Yeah baby!!!
Tink!
xo
Blue

skinnylittleblonde said...

And in the deep, deep water We Might Just Drown....
but maybe not, at least not yet!
When it seems like sink or swim...sometimes just floating is all you gotta do ;)
I love this writing. I love the water & how your words just splashed out to me. Simply beautiful!
ILYSVVFMS

No said...

wooo...I love this too..forgive, it reminds me of one of my favorite songs, and I just have to post the lyrics.

Artist: Edie Brickell
Song: What I Am
Album:


I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean

Philosophy, is the talk on a cereal box
Religion, is a smile on a dog
I'm not aware of too many things
i know what I know if you know what I mean

Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep

What I am is what I am are you what you are or what
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what

Oh I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean

Philosophy, is a walk on the slippery rocks
Religion, is a light in the fog
I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Do do ya

Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
Chuck me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep

What I am is what I am are you what you are or what
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what you are
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what

Da da da da
I say I say I say I do hey hey hey hey hey hey

Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
Chuck me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep

Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep
Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep
Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep

Don't let me get too deep
Don't let me get too deep
Don't let me get too deep
Don't let me get too deep

What I am is what I am are you what you are or what
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what you are
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what

Or what you are oh
Or what you are oh oh oh
Say what I am

skinnylittleblonde said...

Tink!

singleton said...

blue....5 days now! Yeah, baby! You soak it up! Roll in the foam, dig in the sand, kiss the sun! Enjoy!

SLB...yeah, floating, or just hanging on for the ride: "You can rock our world, but you aint throwing us off this wave"
ILY2SVVFM!

No....Oh, haven't seen you in forever! And now, cup of coffee in hand, I'll be toting this tune with me all day..."I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I"

Peace, love, and a new morning tide, for all.....

singleton said...

slb....
tink! Timing!

JustRun said...

I am SO there! Any water, anywhere!

SpongyBones said...

Water! Have you seen the new flavored water faucets you can hook up to your kitchen sink! I want one to drowned in!

just me said...

I love the sound of rain on an old tin roof, snuggled under sheets, my cats curled up beside me.

I used to live by the ocean, and the absolute vastness of it, neverending, mesmerizes...

And then they made Jaws..

Diesel said...

And if there was no water, they'd have to make Dr. Pepper with gasoline.

Makes you think, doesn't it?

eric313 said...

I always loved the ocean. I am so jealous. I could realy use her healing right now,

Just sweeping over me and kissing my mouth with her briney lips. I miss it so much.

It's been almost ten years since I've felt her touch, her hands cirling over me, telling me I'm the one

but not with words

only with everything she is,
and all I have left
do I likewise speak,
a language of of sacred touch
still as hot as our blood
even ten years gone


Clink! Tink!

singleton said...

justrun....I knew you would say that! Cheers to the splash, girl!

spongy....do they have beer taps too? :)

just me....LOL! "And then they made Jaws!" ! And nothing better than a fine rain on an ole tin roof....you got that one!

diesel!....The only SODA I sometimes just crave.....!:) And um, yeah, I was once dragged onto a stage to dance to the "I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, Dr. Pepper" song! Another late night story.....

Eric....Man, you gotta find some water! Pretend! I do it all the time! I'll bring the ocean to the next porch party, put some static on the stereo, some salt on the rim of your beer bottle, and we're there!

drips of paint said...

Your word is like water droplet thinkling down my throat.

It is delicious .... I wish I would be pull deep into your whirlpool of beautiful words.

Orhan Kahn said...

I found out yesterday that I'm a 'water-sign'.. which makes complete sense since I share your passion for the glorious silk of the seas.

singleton said...

drips....thank you. Water is the world I am most at home in....And you will find me there over and over again on these pages.... you are so blessed that you can see it and paint it.....my hands see eyes and numbers and faces and thoughts, but never ever have I been able to capture the sea with pen or paint....

orhan! We should have guessed! And of course, so am I.... and your world, surrounded by tides, on all sides, I can't even imagine how powerful, amazing, that is.....

peace, love, Tuesdays come and gone my friends....

Maithri said...

Mother of God!!! ;)

Sing, You must know how this sings to me...

Fricken unbelievable you are! ;)

Its what I need...right now...

the lions roar...

the sweet feeling
of
drowning
in peace,

Love to you angel,

M