Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Dragon's Teeth

It's funny how I think so often about what it sounds like when a city is flooded and left under the water but I don't think much about what under the water sounds like normally. So it was with quite a bit of surprise that I put my head in the water in Hawaii the first time and hear a landscape crackling almost like fireworks from fish eating rocks. Like no sound I had ever heard.

Only a little bit further under the water were the whales, chattering and singing, making cities of their own. Maybe Atlantis was never lost, just handed over to the whales, flinging their songs through miles.

1 comment:

jon said...

Fireworks from fish eating rocks, huh? That's one of those phrases that makes me wonder if anyone's ever written it before.

I dig it.