Sunday, October 11, 2015

Three Day Quote Challenge - Day Three

"Just keep swimming." Dory (Finding Nemo)

This has been a favourite mantra of mine even when I wasn't swimming as much as I am now.

Sometimes when I was teaching, and having a bad day, a colleague of mine would remind me of this quote.

I told my son the other day that I swim to save my life.

Because when I swim my life is rhythmic, controllable, peaceful, powerful, and enjoyable.

I love the feel of the water as I push into it, and through it, and it runs over me.

My brother says swimming is the experience of being at one with the goddesss.

Yes.

That sums it up.

Just keep swimming.

I do.

I will.

Because swimming reminds me of all the people I love.

Because swimming, for me, is primal.

It is where I have come from, and where I am going, and everything in between.


10 comments:

  1. I'd have to switch it to something like keep walking or just moving unless I used it metaphorically. Swimming is not one of my strong points but I get the idea :)

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    1. Ah yes - I think it can be applied to many areas of life - it just so happens that the metaphor works for me just as it is.

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  2. I love swimming too, and can understand why you find it so enjoyable. :-)

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  3. I love swimming too, and can understand why you find it so enjoyable. :-)

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    1. It is the best way to spend an hour for sure.

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  4. Weird, your hodgepodge post shows up on my blogger feed but when I try to see it here it says it's not there :(

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    1. hmm...I did update it with a picture - so give it another try.

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  5. I'm more of a wallower and a flounderer than a swimmer... we have a pool... I have no excuse...

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    1. My mantra is sort of "remember to breathe'

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    2. You have a pool??? I will be right over.

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