Sunday, 1 March 2015

Oceans Of Fantasy

She was grateful to be back home after a long voyage across continents and oceans. 

Though she loved journeys, she was tired and home-sick this time.

She immediately went for a warm and refreshing bath to rejuvenate her senses. 

She felt at home and comfortable in her own bathtub and generously applied soap and shower-gel. 

Just then the taps ran dry, no water - no, not even a single drop! 
Lee Miller in Adolf Hitler's bathtub, Munich 1945, by David E. Scherman

She found herself missing the oceans where there was "water, water everywhere" and fantasized swimming in the blue waters near the islands they had camped. 

The power and beauty of her imagination was so strong that she actually felt the water all around and all over her! 

She saw that water was now gushing out of the taps and her bathtub was getting filled. 

But, it didn't give her the same thrill as the oceans did...

What had happened to her? Here she was just back, and she was craving the touch and feel of the oceans and the desire to be engulfed there again!



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29 comments:

  1. interesting twist on this image

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    1. Thank you for reading & for sharing your thoughts :)

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  2. Too much of a good thing is only so when we have it at hand...

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    1. Thanks for reading & sharing your views, Magaly :)

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  3. Interesting response to the prompt.

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    1. Dilemma... let's say an ocean of emotions!

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  5. Hitler's bathtub would of made me sick much less have people photograph me in it so I agree with you! Nice write! This is a telling writing exercise for sure. TY for visiting! <3

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    1. Thank you for stopping by & sharing what you feel, Bekkie!
      May we never have reasons to fall sick! So, NO to Hitler's bathtub :)

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    1. Delighted that you found it interesting :)

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  7. An oceans worth of water could not be enough to drive out the contagion...nicely done

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    1. No disease here. The once home-sick heroine, after reaching her home, is now ocean-sick :) Misses the ocean!

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  8. There is something that draws us back to the oceans, almost a primeval urge. There must be something still embedded in our brains that tells us this is where our predecessors came from millions of years ago. Water still means life we cannot exist without it and why bathing or swimming in it, albeit to wash, is so satisfying.

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    1. That's so true. Indeed, life started from there! Thanks for the insight and reminder :)

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  9. We all are like her in some aspects...
    Always long to come back and yet miss what we left behind!

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    1. Very true, Satya.
      That's the way we are :)

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  10. Tantalus among the ruins of Nazi Germany ....

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    1. Thanks for the interesting example :)

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  11. Feel like a early bath myself, now!

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    1. That's refreshing :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I so understand her craving for the ocean, the cleansing waters, skin drying in the ocean breeze. I would be disappointed too, to find myself back in the confines of my bathtub, but still it is good to have the water flow return! :-)

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    1. Yes, Josie. Both have their own charm.
      Nice to have "running-water" or water-supply in our taps 24X7 :)

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  13. from ocean to bathtub, how could not one feel disappointed

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  14. If ever a body of water I would not want to find myself in... Hitler's tub...

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  15. Your piece makes me able to smell the sea. Preferable to Hitler's dirty water.

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  16. Quite interesting! Was it about having a spiritual experience? The last line got me goosebumps and told the same to me! (I remember reading about how Swami Vivekananda felt after he experienced samaadhi for the first time)
    You are awesome, Anita!

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