Thoughts hijack my brain at the worst times:
- in a church sermon
- in a work meeting
- in a serious discussion
- while I am teaching
- pretty much anytime I should be concentrating on the task, at hand
While swimming laps, my mind easily wanders, causing my rhythm to skip, causing my breathing to falter, or......
A few nights ago, when doing the backstroke, the flags distracted me.
I started thinking the flags were warning me of a potential fall hazard.....
thoughts of me being a pirate in the ocean and
"what if I miss the last warning line of flags and swim off the end of the earth"
Wonder where I would fall to
I wonder if it would be a soft fall into nothingness or a slamming fall into...
I was brought back to reality when my head rammed the poolside. I raised up and saw dude in lane next to me...
"I was watching you.
I knew you were going to do that.
I have done that before, myself...."
Smile. Teeth sparkle.
I responded with my best Esther Williams impersonation
Then I might have quietly called him a name, as I turned and swam away, with my head throbbing...