Thursday, September 5, 2013

Salt water, chlorinated water...ahhh water!

Impulse, urge, uninhibited, call it what you will...

This evening I was out in the driveway hand-washing my car. The water rushing over my feet felt wonderful. I sprayed my bare ankles, shins, knees; I was heading all the way to my head with that hose when the Bosnian neighbor man came out and looked at me curiously. I lowered the hose and my head and continued scrubbing the car. I was within a split second of dousing myself.

Funny, isn't it how we tame those impulses as we age? I think if we were having a downpour, I'd be out dancing in the rain about now. What is it about water that makes me feel like I am returning to primitive roots? That feeling overtakes me every time I am at the seashore.

I have to go wring out my Capris now.



 

10 comments:

Sioux said...

Linda--You should have told him it's an American tradition--every September 5th, we celebrate the great drought of 1863 by creating our own personal rainstorms--and then doused yourself.

Enjoy life, Linda. Get wet as often as your want...

Susan said...

Linda, I think you should stick that hose straight up in the air and dance! And next time it rains, get out there and lose the desire to tame those impulses. You are a water baby and be proud of it! Susan

Mevely317 said...

This makes me smile!
Tho' for just a sec, I thought you were going to say you were contemplating turning the hose on your neighbor! :)

Val said...

He was probably trying to figure out why you were wearing Capris instead of summer pajamas.

Merlesworld said...

Why not dance in the rain it's a lot of fun.
Merle..................

Rae said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Such a shame to grow up and lose our youthful impetuous nature.

Joanne Noragon said...

If it was hot, and I think it still is by you, how refreshing.

thisisme said...

That must have felt SO refreshing. You're a coward! You should have just gone ahead. Mind you, I wouldn't have had the nerve!! Enjoy your weekend over there.

Daisy said...

Water does have healing and refreshing powers, I think. Go ahead, live it up! :)

broken biro said...

I turned a hose on my neighbours once (long story). They ddn't seem to enjoy it half as much as you did!