|Swimming Without Glasses (standard:mystery, 637 words)|
|Author: Alex Hayes||Added: Oct 04 2006||Views/Reads: 2702/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The encapsulation of human powers is a process that mankind needs to heed.|
Swimming Without Glasses Human nature will tell one a a lot about the world o human being,but the nature of the species is not as predictable as the worldly wizards would have one believe. The use of common sense and intuition are two of thebasic instincts that mankind abounds with through the millennium of galactic existence, yet these powers are very often under rated and hardly ever baptized into the academic process of humans. My intuition was working overtime with me one day trying to help me understand the use of my common sense in order to survive the situation that I had become part of the critical mass. The sun was starting to set on the western slope of the red rock canyon wall near the river that fed the sparkling water falls. The cool breeze and refreshing mist from the falls started to penetrate the pores on my face. I couldn't hold back the desire andy longer, so I began splashing off the red dust from head to toe. This refreshing setting brought to mind a situation that my friend Arron and I had encountered during a driving journey across country. We were running next to empty according to the fuel gauge for about fifty miles and then it happened, the car coughed to a stop near a shopping mall. We had run out of gas and the money we had stached away for fuel had been happily used for food and drink. At this ponit in time all we needed was enough gas for about another 100 miles and then it was home sweet home with family, friends, and of course back to work. We stared at one another, checked out the neighborhood, listened to some birds singing and decided against the idea of walking around the parking lot begging for money for fuel. Like a bolt of lightning a flash of light gave me an strange idea about how to make some bucks for fuel and get us back on the road home The plan was simple; get a bag of balloons, fill them with water and charge people a dollar each to throw water ballons at us. This idea didn't take very long to catch on, because within 30 minutes a crowd had gathered around and the event had taken on a carnival like atmosphere. No one seemed to be bothered about spending a dollar a pop to get us wet and send us on our merry way. Needless to say it was a desperate and saturating act in order to acquire a means to the end. The idea worked like a charm with everyone smiling and laughing and wishing us well. As we started off down the road to the freeway I glanced back and noticed that balloon bathing continued with a life of it's own. My current situation felt like light years from the cross-country ordeal. What little intuition I had was applauding me for using my common sense to stop for a break before sunset. I had no idea exactly how many miles were stretched out ahead of me in the desert before I might have to give into the natural environement. Once again my common sense kicked into gear and I came up with a plan for survival in this wasteland. The water was going to save me and alter my sense of fear. The night lights in the sky were getting brighter by the minute while I searched for my glasses along the sandy shoreline. I had no luck finding the glasses so I decided that the best way to escape a possible life threating situation would be for me to stay in the water and swim without glasses. As I floated down stream that evening I felt stronger knowing more sbout my intuition and common sense. Tweet
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