Wednesday, January 09, 2008

happiness # 25 (number 24: in "last post")

to watch the bubbles in sparkling water fly up, trying to guess which one will go next; to imagine yourself in the bottle, in the water, between the bubbles, watching this world of sparkles as a panorama of peace. i loved this as a child, and i caught myself doing it again recently. glad to know that i'm still the same, even if i am not.


Anonymous said...

When I was a child I would daydream of being a miniature person in a giant glass of sparkling mineral water.

I still do that sometimes and try to imagine the wonderful sensation of being surrounded by all those bubbles and freshness. It makes me wish I had a big pool filled with bubbly.
Unlike when I was a child, I now feel incredibly guilty at the thought of such a decadent waste of drinking water ;)

P said...

it's a pity, isn't it? just like we, in order to become adults, have to recognize the fact that death is waiting for us -- has been waiting for us -- one day, we now have to learn to live with the mortality of not only our own lives, but with the finite resources of the planet we are standing on. it's a pity, but it's a responsability we have to take. how i wish to be careless again, and be able to spill water without it having consequences. how i wish to be careless, without it causing suffering for other people. how i wish that every one of us, especially those for whom water is not someting you have to go to the kitchen for, could be careless, looking at bubbles darting up, infinitely. sigh.

P said...


(there is an h missing in my comment, so this might compensate)