Deeper #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt:

It was mere seconds, but as I fell, it felt like time had slowed down.

I wondered how such beauty could be present at a time where my mind held thoughts not remotely beautiful.

The russets and golds on the leaves of the branch sticking out of the rocks.

The vibrant green of the plants surrounding it.

The sun, bouncing off the light stone of the wall.

The ripples creating their own music that grew louder as I drew closer to the water.

Then, the splash, followed by muffled sounds, as I sunk deeper into the water.

Tendrils from the underwater foliage threatened to wrap themselves around my limbs, but I fought them off.

Bubbles escaped my mouth as my body floated upwards, like an air-filled buoy.

I gasped for breath as my face broke the surface.

Invigorated, I swam to the edge and clambered out, soaking, but content.

It was as if I needed that shock to the system, to realise that, really, my life wasn’t so bad.

#writephoto

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dakshali Gupta
    Feb 17, 2021 @ 05:38:25

    Beautifully penned !🌻❤️

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  2. Jennie
    Feb 16, 2021 @ 13:34:55

    I love the images, Ritu. Well done!

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  4. Eliza Waters
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 00:28:48

    Powerful!

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  6. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 14:51:49

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  7. akolzol
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 13:08:59

    So beautiful 😍

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  8. srbottch
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 11:38:14

    I still can recall a toboggan incident where my 3 careless friends and I hit an unseen (shouldn’t be on a toboggan at night) half melted snowman. I distinctly remember being thrown in the air and everything slowed down as though I was floating. A pleasant feeling until I landed rather hard, none worse for the wear. The toboggan, well that’s another story. Glad you survived in tact.

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  9. Athira
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 09:42:51

    Most welcome!

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  10. Athira
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 08:59:09

    Wonderfully written

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 00:33:01

    ((( ❤ )))

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  12. syl65
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 17:39:38

    The moments that give us the reminder to remain hopeful. Great imagery, Sister 💜🙏🏽

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  13. johnrieber
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 15:45:30

    Loved this, Ritu….bravo!

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  14. Erika
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 15:20:51

    A good example that we are only able to see value in things when we experience the opposite.

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  15. edwardky2
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 14:44:20

    Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..

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  16. Sue Vincent
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 10:09:11

    Maybe I need to find out if I can still swim 😉

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  17. Books & Bonsai
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 09:21:18

    A lovely wake up call!

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  18. willowdot21
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 08:22:12

    The wake up moment, you caught it all Sis. 💜💜💜💜

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  20. Jen Goldie
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 05:08:37

    Beautifully Written! Thankyou

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