A guy gets caught in the middle of a lake, and is almost run down by a motorboat. If it wasn’t for the prescription swim goggles he is wearing, he might have been really hurt
I had been developing a real hatred of swimming. There is nothing so boring as the back and forth, back and forth etc of doing laps in a pool. I even bought prescription swimming goggles, so I wouldn’t hurt myself or others. I found them at an online dive store that offered two types, a Platina prescription swim goggle, and a Splaqua mirrored polarized prescription swim goggle. I chose the Splaqua.
Then one day on a whim, I decided to go swimming in a lake near my house. If you want to know, until then, the idea of swimming in a dark lake terrified me. What normal person wouldn’t it terrify? You can’t see the bottom, who knows what’s going on down there?! The sun was just above the pine trees on the other side of the lake, and the soft golden rays of the setting sun transported me to another world. When I reached the end of the peninsula, I was smitten.
This is why people love to swim, I decided. There was not another human being within 1/4 mile of me, and no one swimming in the cove. The sun was sparkling on the water, and the short scrub pine trees on the edge of the peninsula were bathed in its golden light. The cold jagged grey boulder I was grasping contrasted with the dark green of the pine trees and the azure of the cloudless sky. I was in heaven. It was a moment I knew no one else would be able to understand or appreciate, no matter how well I was able to describe it in words.
I paused for a few minutes to imprint the image in my memory, and then began to swim back. The sun dipped behind the pine trees, the water turned grey, and the fishing boat I had sighted earlier was honking its horn. If it weren’t for my prescription swim goggles, I would have been run right over. I could hear children playing on the beach ahead, and knew I had to return to earth. The whole experience was so cathartic, and exhilarating, I can barely describe how great it was.