Day 18, June 2016, 30-day #bornwithwings writing challenge. Making bubbles.
Why does scuba diving invoke Disney and Dali for me?
Maybe because it all seems a little unreal when you are under there. And Disney and Dali are the Kings of making the unreal real and real unreal. And I love them both.
Under the sea, Under the sea
Darlin' it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun, they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea
I got PADI open water certified a year ago this week in Maui. A whole new world.
I love it. The slowness.
No one bugging you.
The calm you must have. The deliberate breath.
Not wanting to be a "Hoover"
One who blows through their oxygen.
A locked arm buddy dive with your good friend. Thank you. Oh sharks.
The pointing out of things to each other. (But never picking them up and putting them in your BCD pocket, oops).
Don't smile or laugh you get water in your mask. This one is difficult for me.
A new sign language, and the trust of your dive master, your equipment and your buddies.
I've now dove in Hawaii and Cancun and I want to get to other places in the world.
I've started to bring my mask and snorkel along with me just in case.
You all the sudden become part of a whole new crew. A belonging to something that is so fun and scary and enthralling.
A few things I don't like:
Zip up the back wet suits
My right ear
Buddies who take off on you (you only let that happen once)
The rest of it is grace, survival and visuals that make you think you are a hallucinogenic toreador mermaid/man.
When oh when, can we make bubbles again?
Under the sea
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles
Under the sea (Under the sea)
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