day 337: clean

I step down into the water ready to start my spiritual life.  New.  Fresh.  Clean.
I see my parents, some good friends, and some people I don't even know there to offer support and a smile.

Prayer said.  Promises made.  Breath held.  
Then down I go, submerging my old self.


Here I am now, still feeling, sometimes, like that teenager who was beginning a new way.
I am young and new at this, years later.

I am glad to still feel dripping wet.

8 comments

Lara | July 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM

And shouldn't we always feel this way? As always, thanks for the reminder and little wake up call.

Susan Erickson | July 24, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Good for you! Too many people get jaded by the demands of life. Keeping that fresh outlook takes a good attitude!

TechnoBabe | July 24, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Letting go of the old like sloughing old skin is so cleansing. Hugs to you for still feeling the newness of the experience.

Garden of Egan | July 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Beautiful thoughts.

Rachel Cotterill | July 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Interesting read. There's something very strong in the symbolism of full-body-submersion... at any age.

Dona | July 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I was 8 but your words made me remember the dripping wet feeling. Thanks.

Connie | July 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Beautiful! I just witnessed the immersion of my oldest grand. She came up, dripping wet, sputtering a bit, then said with a breath of relief, "Whoo, I made it!"

I hope she keeps that feeling and attitude and at the same time, knows it's just the beginning.

Luann | July 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM

I love this. It reminds me that it's possible to still feel the freshness of it.