Wednesday, May 12, 2010
He is a pretty good swimmer. He has never been afraid of the water, but he has known people who were terrified of it. When you are in it, you are completely submerged in physicality. Unlike air. And the physicality is potentially deadly. This has never bothered him, however. He has swum in many different types of water, but the only time he has ever been bothered was when he was swimming in a pond and seaweed brushed against the lower part of his leg, just above his foot. He didn't like this, at all. But he was not terrified by this. Instead, he was disgusted. Not that there was much qualitative difference between the two feelings.