Darkness and Light
There is a man here on the island that comes to the Bay everyday for a swim. It is his exercise,his workout ,his routine. He is built like a runner, not an ounce of fat on his body. He drives into the parking lot , parks his car, dons his wetsuit and off he goes.
He has been coming to the bay for years and those of us who frequent the bay recognize him. Kids recognize him too. Once after he completed his morning swim he gathered some high school kids together and had them dig open the river bank . He said it needed to be done and so after about 45 minutes the river was running into the ocean and within 10 minutes the whole bay was filled with muddy, muddy, filthy water.
Now usually mother nature takes care of the union between the river and the ocean and she does it quickly and beautifully. BUT for some reason this man decided he needed to do it. It was a mess.
I started friendly hellos and good mornings with him and eventually would interject ,"Have you seen the dolphins?" His answer to me was always ,"No". I began to think HOW is he NOT seeing the dolphins? He is here everyday! so i watched.. sure enough no dolphins while he was in the water. Several times during my swims the dolphins would suddenly dissappear and I would look to the shore and see him entering the water.
THEN there is Tommy. Tommy is a multi black belt guy who followed me out on one of my swims. As soon as we encountered the dolphins he went into a glorious back flip , walrus sounding immitation that had me in tear jerking, i almost drowned laughter. Tommys presence on the beach i have come to learn, means dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins. =0)
I call it.... Darkness and Light, as defined by the dolphins =0)
Living in the Light....