For the Lenten Photo Invitation: Water
T. Stewart, 2012
This was the first time I had snorkeled. "Mastering" breathing correctly, floating in a still manner, and taking a good photo was hard for me. I remember putting my face in the water with my snorkeling gear on and just trying to will myself to breathe. And then my body would fill with panic! Saying to me, "Are you crazy? We don't breathe underwater!" It took me about 10 minutes to become still enough to simply breathe.
When I finally let myself relax enough to breathe in the water, I was transported to another world. A world I didn't want to leave. a world I long to return to.