Story Challenge: Letter “W”

Hi Bloggers! Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “W”? For example I’ve written about “WATER MEMORIES” (read below) or wildlife, about wind and worries, wine and wolves, Wuppertal or Washington, about witch craft trials and wingless airplanes, about whale rescue and writers, world and word, Wim Wenders and Wernher von Braun, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, worms and wonders, windows and waiting, wood and waltz, winters and wars etc. – I’m sure you’ll find an own story or a short reflection tagged with “W”! Feel free to add in the comments the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “W”!!!

WATER MEMORIES

Each of us has experience with WATER. From baptism to (perhaps) the dispersion of his ashes in the sea. In addition to rain, ice and snow TO SWIM has always touched me deeply emotionally. Snorkel and dive in the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea from Dubrovnik. Rivers crossing as the Rhine, the Ruhr, the river Saale. In lakes and reservoirs I swam at night, or during the day – but sometimes dangerous with black, threatening thunderstorms over my head.
Tailing the unique Irrawaddy dolphins
title=”Tailing the unique Irrawaddy dolphins” by Ben Visbeek, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr
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There have been frightening situations, particularly in my teenager time. I brought into dangerous situations even my girlfriend (and now wife), because I made to difficult goals – for example crossing a lake, three kilometers distance at night, water too cold (we nearly drowned). One can not master everything, although I was challenged by this. But sometimes me (and us) maybe a God graciously helped us to survive. 13 different times I myself have saved children in mortal danger from the base, 3-4 feet deep, of swimming pools, sometimes wedged together, moved them up, fetched them back in the saving air.
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There have been also comfortable moments with water: to teach our own daughters diving – in the bathtub. To enjoy together with our large bobtail named Sarah, the North Sea of Holland. To watch my mother in the waters of the Baltic Sea at the coastal line of their beloved island of Ruegen. Water can be very comforting …
related:
“W” Photo Archive + “W” Challenge + “W” Galleries + ABC visualized: W! + Water Memories
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P.S.:
I was surprised, as I found the lake, where my wife and me nearly drowned, in the blog of Chris Breebart at http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/ – it’s the Möhnesee / Heve-Becken:

click on the picture to read the blog article of Chris Breebart
related:
http://framework.latimes.com/2012/08/02/underwater-photos-at-the-london-2012-olympic-games/#/14

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