“Silvery Beads of Breath”


Yesterday I read with my boys the wonderful book by Jennifer Berne – Manfish: A Story of Jacques CousteauI’m amazed by the phenomenon of diving which many compare to a dreamlike ability to fly in this big blue and deeply silent underwater world. In the book I read beautiful lines – the essence of diving experience:

“Bubbles rising
through the silence of the sea,
silvery beads of breath
from a man
deep, deep down
in a strange and shimmering ocean land
of swaying plants and fantastic creatures.”

Jennifer Berne. Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau



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  1. What?? I must have this book! Jacques is my hero from a little girl watching his documentaries on tv. Those are beautiful lines. Thanks again for sharing!

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  2. Definitely sounds like a beautiful story.

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  3. I’ve been a diver for 40 years and the reason ? Jacques and the Calypso.

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