Saturday, January 22, 2011

Breathing



Weird. Everyone's breathing.

I was at the store the other day, weighing the cost differences in toothbrush brands, and became aware of my breath. The next moment, I looked up, and it occurred to me that everyone else was breathing too. It suddenly seemed so weird, a whole store full of us with our bodies moving in and out, slowly throbbing like, like... maggots or something. Sorry for the disgusting image, that's not really what I'm going for. But, it was just weird.

Sometimes the most basic and ordinary things can really strike you as strange and amazing. I suppose this is wonder. Everyone around me, oscillating like an ocean against a beach, in, out, in, out, silently back and forth and almost totally unaware of it.

We're all just a lot of walking air. Air playing against the water composing our bodies, making waves, mingling and floating as rafts of foam and spray.

3 comments:

  1. Yes, the most mundane aspects of life often are the most miraculous.

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  2. I love this photo, did you take it?

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  3. unfortunately, no. It's a beautiful picture though.

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