Good Evening, God!
How amazing are Your Creatures! This morning I got back in the water to do my exercises. As I swim along I mostly stare at the sand and odd bits of coral. I was in a relaxed state when a school like this came right at me! Yikes! It takes a nanosecond or two to recognize and then welcome the oncoming traffic. Once again, the joy of BEING WITH them bubbled up and over. My Laughing sounded funny coming out a snorkel but laugh I did.
Then I relaxed into flowing with them and before long I found myself in the center of a Ring of Fish. They swam around me — maybe two or three feet away from me. Around and around as I circled around too . . . gazing at them. Then I would speed up and swim AT them. I enjoyed being in their midst for a moment or two before they swam past me. This went on for several minutes. I was mesmerized. . .
At one point I thought about how folks pay money to swim with dolphins and even sharks. And, I can see that would be wonderful.. But, my joy meter had hit the top with these little fish. I’m not sure I could enjoy even dolphins more than I enjoyed this.
You provide so many moments of beauty and delight during our days. And, were it not for light pollution the starry sky would astound us nightly. How good it is to pause and wallow in delight.