When you see water this still and lovely I swear it feels like a hypnotic force pulls you closer…
and closer until you are able to step up to the edge…
and jump right in.
The water was so clear that we could easily see the bottom.
Then, to my surprise a little spotted fish showed up. He wasn’t a bit scared of us.
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!
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.
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.
As it should be.