June 29, 2017
I met a man at my local pool the other day.
He could shoot himself 25 metres under water in one breath.
When he came up for air, I removed my goggles and asked him, “Are you a pearl diver?”
“No,” he smiled, water dripping from his afro.
“Are you training for a competition?” I persisted. “Or setting yourself a personal challenge?”
He paused. “I do this to control my anger.”
Back under he went, all silence and grace.
Here is the original ink and water colour drawing before I swirled it up in PhotoShop.