just because we need it doesn’t mean it is good

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Photo Credit: Luis Argerich

When he had returned to the surface, sputtering and flailing, and seen how close he was to the shore he had tried to make it.  He gave everything he had, bent his will entirely to the task, expended every last bit of energy he could muster.  He kicked, he stroked, and he fought the power of the ocean.

His limbs had gone numb from the cold water.  It sapped his strength faster than anything else he had ever experienced.  His mind had gone numb as well.  The cold had crept into his thoughts as well as his bones.  He longed for a source of warmth, a sign of hope, something to help him find reserves he didn’t know he had.

He knew he was in trouble.

The sun burst through the clouds.  It wasn’t much, just a sliver, and it didn’t last very long, but it was enough to show that he’d already slipped beneath the surface of the sea.  The tide had been pulling against him.  He had needed the warmth from the sun and it had come too late.

When the tide reversed coarse later that day, the breakers he’d been swept beyond would carry him ashore.  The sun would come out in full force.  The family that found him, hoping for a nice picnic on a lovely day, would scream and call for help even though they knew it was far too late for help.

The wicked sun would smile down on the scene.  It would watch and patiently wait, as it always does, for the next opportunity to inflict pain and suffering.

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Moi is at it again, providing a new picture writing challenge for the week.  What do you see?  What do you hear?  Do you have a song that goes perfectly with this picture?  Do you have a story that goes with it?  Write it, link it, post it and play along.

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