The first thing you notice are the sounds. Deep as though there is no end, echoing but muffled, like there is something unclear about what it is you are hearing. You take a split second to adjust to the sounds. The next thing you notice is the cool liquid on your skin, so cool, so smooth like a pair of hands cupping your face. When you move, the liquid moves with you, not against you, still gently upon your face, and head, and neck. You start to realize you need to breath but you cannot help enjoy the feeling of being under water. You open your eyes, things aren’t clear but you see blue, blue until the depths of the area you are in. You take it all in, enjoy it, close your eyes and move your head around wanting to stay in just a little longer but you want to take a breath.
You hold on till the last second.. till you have to get out of the water.
You pull yourself up. The blinding light is what you notice first. Your eyes still closed, you open them and your eyes adjust to the light still seeing blue, a different blue this time. The wind rushes against your face, cooling you down as the droplets of water descend your cheeks to your chin and fall into the water. You open your mouth, and you take a full and complete breath of fresh air filling up your lungs, rushing your body with oxygen. You feel so fresh. Then as the water slowly trickles out of your ear, the muffled sounds slowly get louder and clearer, more so as more water leaves your ears. You blink, and it all comes together– the breeze tickling your face and hair, the sunlight and endless blue sky, and the sounds of the crashing waves…
…You can’t help but smile.