Drip, drip, drip...
I’ve just had my first sailing lesson, and it’s inspired me to pose this summer creative challenge: in one sentence, describe a moment in time in which water (in any form) played a pivotal or key role in your life.
Learning to swim without armbands, I fought to stay afloat, eventually, to my relief, succeeding.
Aug 16, 2010 9:05 am
Vowing to overcome my fear of sharks during my first visit to the Pacific Ocean, I slipped into the dark Kona water to experience a Manta Ray night snorkle; awesome!
Aug 16, 2010 9:24 pm
I was desperately flailing for freedom with my head deep under the water as my little brother sat on my chest in the pool; but nobody believed I had nearly drowned, since he was too young to know what he was doing.
Aug 16, 2010 11:02 pm
My little step son ran off at a family picnic and fell into the lake. He was found stuck under the dock. It was a tragic time and I am vigilant around the water.
Aug 17, 2010 3:16 pm
Grandmother taught me that too much water is better than too little when cooking pasta.
Aug 17, 2010 4:52 pm
My swimming teacher grabbed me and threw me into the swimming when I was 10 yrs old. I though I was going to drown but I somehow got out of water after much struggle!
Aug 18, 2010 6:51 am
Exiting the Ocean after riding the waves, I looked behind me to carefully scan for the rough waves so I did not get knocked down. Just then a rogue wave from the opposite direction got me and broke my wrist! Thank God it was the last day of vacation and not the first!
Aug 18, 2010 10:31 am
experience a Manta Ray night snorkle
Aug 19, 2010 11:08 am
I think water is better than too little when cooking pasta.
Aug 19, 2010 12:22 pm
I was baptized (immersed in water) at the age of 12, confirming my decision to accept God's great gift to all who accept it--the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus, granting us eternal life.
Aug 19, 2010 1:44 pm
At the age of 12, from my bedroom window, I watched lightening strike the bay water, sizzling and hissing and from that day forward I have held thunderstorms in the pantheon of great natural powers.
Aug 20, 2010 8:45 am
Last year I was baptised (full immersion) into Jesus's Church. I was 50 years old and it is the best thing I ever did !
Aug 20, 2010 10:19 am
When I was 10 I drowned a bit, so I don't know if that counts as a pivotal moment. All I could think was: "Why aren't the life guards doing anything?"
And then I got driven home by my dad in a hearse. (He's a funeral director).
Aug 20, 2010 4:40 pm
I once asked my husband to bring me a glass of water. As a joke he brought me hot water, which I tossed in his direction and it ended-up in a huge, fun waterfight!
Aug 21, 2010 8:14 am
I am the water in my father's tea.
Warming his heart with a drink of me.
I am the water dripping off olive leaves,
In my mother's garden, silver signs of peace.
I am a cool towel on my baby brother's brow
Wiping away worry, the only way I know how.
I'm light like warm air, my head up in the clouds.
But I am also rain water soaking into the ground.
Tickling tree roots, sleeping through the dawn.
Waking up slowly like dewdrops on the lawn.
I float down a river and rush into the emerald sea.
I dance to my own song, suspended in the breeze.
When I'm sad it hurts, I cry, quiet 'til I freeze.
I crack with pain and anger until I fall into your glass.
Your sweet embrace. My loving cup, I'll drink you to the last.
Aug 21, 2010 9:20 am
Many years ago, there was a full moon shining over Lake Michigan. It shone all the way to the shore. On that night, I felt as if I could walk on those rays and accomplish anything in my life. The moon and water have never lost their power over me since.
Aug 21, 2010 2:36 pm
I, of course, don't remember this but I would have to say my baptism. I was raised in faith and my baptism gave me the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Aug 23, 2010 10:50 am
Water is LIFE. I realized that when I developed multiple medical complications years ago. My doctor was not sure that I would recover. I then started to read about the benefits of water and started my water treatment...It has been over 17 years and I have never felt better. Thanks to WATER I am cured!
W=weight A=alleviator T=that E=ensures R=relief (WATER)
Aug 24, 2010 2:31 pm
I just remembered this one anecdote from when I was about 7 years old. I was in a pool, knew how to swim, but my mother made me put on a pair of arm-floats. Playing later on, I put them in my feet, and of course, in a second I was hanging upside down deep in the water.
For the strangest seconds in my life, I felt that I could actually breath underwater. I remember staring the the floating legs far from me and wondering why I wasn't out of breath yet. I was so excited that I wanted to go on like this. But then fear creeped in: what if I really needed air and wasn't able to take the floats off my feet on time? I took them off swiftly and swam to the steps of the pool. Sitting there, I wondered about it, but didn't have the courage to try it again. Now I wished I had stayed there longer.
Aug 27, 2010 4:01 pm
Having to learn to swim in an indoor pool. I remember having trouble learning to hold my breath under water. The next eventful experience I had with water was 10 or so years later when I joined the Navy at age 17...!!
Sep 13, 2010 11:27 pm
can't forget the moment when my coach pulled me down to the floor of the pool as part of the training.phew!!!!!
Sep 18, 2010 12:11 pm
I was utterly humiliated by the iced chocolate just now when I choked and end up with brown trails coming down my nose.
Oct 19, 2010 12:21 am
well, i thinks some one has very nicely explained one's feeling of his/ her experience of a simple day of their life. Very nice. I really appreciate this.
Oct 22, 2010 2:40 am
Swimming in an outdoor pool under the stars at night and resting in the rhythm of flow.
Oct 30, 2010 6:35 pm
As Prince William brought his catch of the day and layed it in a bloody heap at the front door, I was glad for bleach and water.
Nov 1, 2010 11:37 am
my brother being about 3 at the time (me about ten) fell into a pool with a lot of bacteria after i told him not to be walking around the rim of it. i struggled to find something to pull him up finally i found our water hose once i pulled him up his shirt was green n gross he ent up in the hospital right after but i swear to this day i will nvr take my brothers beside a contaminated pool
Nov 19, 2010 10:03 am
Sitting in a slow moving boat with my arm slung over the side, I felt the water pass through my fingers. I watched the water as it separated between each digit, and formed shapes. With the sunlight reflecting on every ripple, I knew I wanted to be a painter when I grew up. I felt like I never wanted to lose that image in my minds eye, and painting it in some form or capturing it some way, was what I would do.
Nov 21, 2010 1:20 am