May 2, 2006
Swimming in God
Jumping into freezing Lake Superior may seem like a dumb thing to do, but what makes this any different than swimming in a water tower? In godless, Jason, Magda, Dan, and Henry jump into the water tower just for the thrill of it. When you were an adolescent did you ever engage in any thrilling experiences that may not have been very smart of you? Why do you think adolescents look for thrill in their lives?
Posted by at May 2, 2006 4:39 PM | godless
Wow they sound like a bunch of seagulls!!! I'm sure I did plenty of things that seemed like a good idea at the time but turned out not to be so smart. One time when I was in 5th grade, I was swimming in my friend's pool. We decided it would be cool to try to swim underneath the roll out cover that wasn't rolled off all the way. Well my lack of swimming skills slipped my mind and I soon found myself in a panic because i couldn't find my way out and I thought I was going to drown. I think adolescents look for thrills because they are trying to figure out who they are and one way to do that is by testing your limits. The best way to learn a lesson is usually the hard way and that usually means experiencing something first hand.
Posted by: Jessica Engle at May 2, 2006 5:59 PM
I Definitely did some crazy thing as a adolescent I played truth or dare as an adolescent and had to run down the street naked and spin the bottle what kind of game is that yuck kissing the gross adolescent boys who probably didn't have the best hygene at the time. I think that there is something fun about breaking the rules you feel excited by the fact that you could get caught! Once you have gotten caught for something wrong it is all over (if you are smart)!
Posted by: Molly Reppe at May 3, 2006 8:05 PM
In one sense, it is the thrill of tresspassing and not getting caught that drives you. The silent dippers were the one's that never got caught. Hot summer nights luring you to test waters regularly unavailable to you are made for pool hopping. Swimming in God - an interesting way to put the experience. A holy moment, a baptism of dares and scares. A group dedicated to the mission of siniing in announced.
Posted by: mfwright at May 8, 2006 3:32 PM