photo of Shoshone River
Shoshone River.
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It is possible that growing up in a very dry state (Wyoming), has contributed to my fascination with water. I can remember, as a kid, loving to sit by the “crick” up in the mountains, and listening to the sound of the water. We also liked to play in our country grandma’s irrigation ditch. We’d spend hours “dinking” around water, any water we could find and doing it in ways probably not that safe, but were awesome fun.

I grew up and moved to places abundant in water. It falls from the sky so heavily that even now, after more than thirty years, I still stop to look. One rainstorm here can top the rainfall totals for a whole year back home. There were times, when we lived in New Orleans, where we hauled bottles of water to drink in the front door, while sweeping water out the back door when a hose broke behind my washer. (Of course it was the hot water hose…)

I even have water dreams. They are weird. One of the more persistent, I have unexpected company. I invite them to sit down and my living room is so full of water, it laps at our knees. And we all pretend that is normal. Maybe it is normal in a dream.

No, I have not seen a shrink about my water problem.

So, do you have any weird fixations that turn up in your dreams? Or your laundry room? Please do. I’d hate to be all alone with this. And if you comment, you’re automatically entered into my AnaBanana Gift Basket of awesome. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month (which will be the next blog post!).

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Water Musings
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8 thoughts on “Water Musings

  • July 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I write about water a lot. I also dream about it. I was swimmer most of my life, and often in my dreams I am being chased and I can’t run, and instead I jump in the air and swim. I also write dream poems a lot. Cool topic.

  • July 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Tornadoes. Spinning in the sky, looming across a landscape, or existing as a tornado warning, a threat that I never actually see in the dream. Or sometimes having opalescent color and being an awesome and attractive special effect!

  • July 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I love the water. We had a creek next to our house when I was growing up. It was filled with fish, frogs, crawfish, snakes (water moccasins, too!), and we played in and around it a lot. Our dog got skunked a few times. Lots of fond memories around that water.

    Sometimes I miss living so close to the coast. I don’t miss the humidity though. 😀

    Once I had a dream that I was flying over the Grand Canyon. I had landing gear, too. I guess I was a plane. LOL.
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    • August 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Love the flying dream! I used to dream I could fly but then would realize I couldn’t and plummet. Lol.

      Yeah. Humidity. Ugh!

  • July 31, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Being raised mostly in the mountains, I understand. I also had a fascination with water. Even wanted a house on the waterfront. Until, that is, I experienced so many hurricanes and saw firsthand the enormous destructive power of water. Now, I sit happily about 5 miles from the bay, 15 to 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico (depending on which beach I want to go to), and about a mile from the river. Close enough to visit the water…but I don’t want to live there anymore 😉

    • August 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Yeah hurricanes totally wreck the beach experience. I am mountain raised, too, and I had a hard time adjusting to the low altitude. And yea, the water. Lol

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