Friday, April 3, 2015

Swimming with Sharks

Someone asked me this week what it's like to live with your ex.  The only possible answer was to describe the following.  We row from one body of land towards another in a very small two person dingy. The seas aren't choppy and the boat sails cleanly through the water, though at times the progress is slow.  We remain still in order to keep the boat from rocking to and fro.  All the while we are aware of these gargantuan sharks swimming under the boat, their ghostly outlines ten times the size of our meager vessel.  Each one could snap the boat to smithereens but we know that if we move quietly, sluicing the waters as gently as possible, the Sharks of Emotion will keep to themselves.

17 days and counting until we reach landfall. 

Her response, "Wow..." and turned away.  So now you know, I speak the way I do here in this special space in real time and the Others out there think I'm weird.  But you know what?  I'm okay with that.

The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon

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