So I’ve gotten really into night swimming lately. It’s been hot enough that our pool’s water is nice at night. However, the lining of our pool is very dark blue. So when it’s dark out, the pool is pitch-black. So I’m pretty much swimming in total darkness except for the street light across the street. By myself. It’s freaking exhilarating.
Now, tell me if I’m wrong, but I think everybody in their right mind thinks of Jaws when in water you can’t see through. I know I can’t help thinking about Jaws. It’s like when you turn off the lights, for a second you think of all the scary monsters in the movies that can get you in the dark. Then you realize your a fricking adult and get over it. But the water monsters are real! Yes, the odds are slim that a shark is going to end up in my pool during one of my night swims (unless that damn Sharknado shows up again) but just the teeny, tiny possibility makes the whole night swimming experience more scary and exciting.
The cherry on top: I like to do a variety of exercises in the pool. When I don’t feel like swimming, I will just run in circles. Now, when I run in circles in this oval pool, the water likes to make creepy slapping noises on one curve of the pool, like something is in the water behind me. And I look behind me to make sure there aren’t sharks coming to get me, every time. Then I realize I can’t see a damn thing, so I just wait for the excruciating pain of a shark bite…it never comes.
I’m an adult, I know a shark is not going to bite me in my pool, but my mind is stupid. My mind remembers Jaws. My mind remembers Deep Blue Sea. My mind remembers The Shallows. My mind remembers freaking SHARKNADO. And with a Sharknado, anything can happen.
….That is all. Comments? Questions?
PS: Do you like to swim at night? If so, does your mind wonder in the directions mine does?