Our new Thematic theme, on the water, betrays the fact that water's played a central role in my life. I learned to swim late thanks to hips that didn't work as they should have. Then I became a lifeguard because I saw it as a way to keep those hips and legs working properly. Which is how I met my wife. Who I eventually proposed to beside a river. And against her better judgment she said yes. (By the by, I was with her on this perfectly lit evening as we walked beside Stratford's Avon River - swans and all - before seeing a play. It always comes back to water with us.)
It's often said we're products of our experiences, and every time I walk past a body of water - whether it's a small pool, a flowing river or a pounding ocean - I think back to my own experiences in and around the wet stuff. And I say a silent thanks that years ago, despite my irrational childhood fears of drowning or worse, I chose to keep going into the water until something good happened. Clearly, lots did.
Your turn: I've shared my on the water story. Now it's up to you to share yours, as well. Take a pic that supports this week's theme, share it on your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants, and feel free to share again through the week. Friends are always welcome. For more background on how Thematic, our weekly photo learning/sharing thing, works, just click here. Because deep down you know you want to. Thanks!