Voice of a Spanish Dancer

Published July 26, 2013 by rochellewisoff

You might possibly think by my title that this blog is going to be about a flamenco dancer. In which case, you would be wrong! This Spanish Dancer is a nudibranch, a marine mollusk without shell or gills.

I’m a water baby. A friend has likened me to this amazingly graceful creature.  If there was a way to surgically implant gills in a human being I’d be first in line to be a test subject.

In the coming weeks I hope to share my favorite passion next to writing through poetry and prose.

…………….

         SPANISH DANCER

            Without shape or form,

            Neither young nor old,

            I am alone but not lonely.

            Buoyed by water.

            Weightless.

            Soul, body, spirit and water are

            One.

Copy of Mermaid

19 comments on “Voice of a Spanish Dancer

    • Dear Valerie,

      I’m so happy you came by. Whereas others dream of flying, I dream of diving. The most peaceful place for me is underwater. It’s where I’m unfettered by schedules, demands and responsibilities. A few years ago, when my eldest son married in St. Thomas, I discovered the joy of the snorkeling. My eyes couldn’t drink in enough of the color and mystique of that world.
      For now it’s swimming pools and an occasional lake swim. I dream of returning to the sea.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

  • Good morning, Rochelle. Thanks for sharing your obsession with us so beautifully. The video is amazing. I’d never heard of this type of Spanish Dancer although I know a bit about the deep sea angler fish from a report our older daughter did many years ago. :-). I feel much the same way about horseback riding in the mountains.

    janet

    Like

  • Oh I loved this and can relate totally. Swimming is one of my very favorite things whether it’s in the pool or a lake or a river. I’ve never swam in the ocean, but oh wouldn’t I love too! I just love the picture of you swimming underwater! HA!!

    Like

    • Dear Linda,

      Nice to know we have that in common. I’ve been swimming in all of the above. There’s something magic about water. For me it goes beyond soothing. The ocean was incredible. Next time I’ll post some pictures I took, although they don’t do the actual setting justice.
      Yup that’s me in my natural habitat. Not sure when or where the photo was taken.

      shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

  • Speak to me so I know someone's reading me. (Your comments brighten my day.)

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google photo

    You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Our Literary Journey

    Driveling twaddle by an old flapdoodle.

    Addicted To Living

    learning from one crazy experience to the next.

    saania2806.wordpress.com/

    Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

    Invincible Woman on Wheels

    Conquering the World

    This, that and the other thing

    Looking at life through photography and words

    Kelvin M. Knight

    FLASHES of inspiration. SHORT deliberations. STORIES for all.

    Na'ama Yehuda

    Speech Language Pathologist, Writer, Blogger -- musings, anecdotes, stories, quotes, life lessons and growth

    Diane's Ponderings

    Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

    Jellico's Writing Nook

    A cup of coffee and a quiet morning respite to write

    Penz-o-Paula

    Paula Shablo

    Lost Imperfect Found

    Self-discovery through self-reflection.

    Sarah Potter Writes

    Pursued by the muses of prose, poetry, and art

    Sammi Cox

    Author Aspiring

    Neil MacDonald Author

    A writer's journey

    Autumn Leaves

    For those who enjoy fiction

    Native Heritage Project

    Documenting the Ancestors

    Living In Eternity

    If Eternity Is Forever, Am I There Now?

    Rereading Jane Eyre

    Author Luccia Gray

    zicharonot

    Catskills Memories, Genealogy, travel and commentary

    e.l. dalke: survivor

    a journey of fractures, in my own words

    Creativity for You

    Posts about creativity from Thomas Ward, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Alabama.

    WHAT PEGMAN SAW

    a weekly flash fiction prompt inspired by google maps

    Lori Ericson, Author

    An author's perspective of mystery and more.

    %d bloggers like this: