Fishy Feet

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When you see water this still and lovely I swear it feels like a hypnotic force pulls you closer…

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and closer until you are able to step up to the edge…

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and jump right in.

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The water was so clear that we could easily see the bottom.

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Then, to my surprise a little spotted fish showed up.  He wasn’t a bit scared of us.

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Then his wife came around a corner. They were kinda cute. That is, until they headed right towards me. Wait, is that teeth I see?!

My earlier visions of sharks and alligators and barracudas flew back, along with a new one…piranha!

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Look I know that some of you probably don’t get my little phobia here, but many people raised in California aren’t fond of ocean things moving around their feet. That’s because it is usually jellyfish. Oh, and pesky sea weed that pretends it’s a jellyfish–you know, just to scare the heck out of you, because that would be funny, somehow.

I’m not a fan of jellyfish. They sting you know. Think “Spongebob.” Think “Finding Nemo.” Think “Seven Pounds.”

Jellyfish are completely uncool—especially around your feet.

But I digress.

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While it is quite likely that this little fellow and his woman are completely harmless—who cares? I’m not waiting around to find out what innocent looking fish like to nibble on in their spare time. They just can’t be trusted.

That, my friends, is my fast feet, high tailing it outta there.


Possible piranha—0

As it should be.

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5 Replies to “Fishy Feet”

  1. Hello Launi!

    I wasn’t sure where to post this… but here it is
    I got your details from your post on the HypnoBirthing Nest!

    I’m soooo impressed with your website and all the wonderful pictures, stories and creative ideas! Lots of stuff is not my culture (I’m French) but I’m sure I’m going to learn a lot, never heard of pumpkin pie for example… By the way the receipe for pumpkin bread wasn’t there… but I will try the zucchini cake! and I can’t wait to have children just to make those paper bunny eggs or felt flowers etc.

    The design of the site is lovely and there’s so much creativity all over, your pictures are beautiful and I love your sense of humour too so yes you deserve my vote on Divine Caroline, I was number 13 to vote yesterday!

    I’m only just starting to teach HB with a first client in 2 weeks time!

    Take care,

    Chantal in the UK

  2. Wow–Chantal! Thank you so much for all the kind words. And thank you also for your vote. It means more to me than you know. You are very sweet.

    Pumpkin Pie is a huge favorite with most folks in this country–especially around November and the Thanksgiving holiday. Oddly enough, I can’t stand it. So I guess that makes me a dreadful rebel of come kind. ha ha.

    I’ve been teaching HypnoBirthing for 8 years now and would love to help you with your practice any way that I can. Check your email for a few helps. Good luck with your new class—you’ll be great!

    I hope you’ll stick with us here at Gracious Rain. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Macey’s is having a HUGE caselot sale going on for the next 2 weeks. The prices are great. I love ya, Launi! I have some phobia’s too so I think they just make you human. 😉 I don’t like things swimming around my feet either.

  4. This reminds me of that part of “Tarzan” where the elephant says “Is this water sanitary?!? It looks questionable to me!?!”

    I love that you could see through the water so easily… bummer that you saw a creepy fish instead of something more friendly or cute or fun!

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