Just A Couple Of
I didn't mean to splash into you like that.'
Quite understandable. It is a bit crowded in here.'
Everybody's jostling for position. I wonder where
'Some sort of
container I think, probably with a lid, it gets a
bit echoey up near the surface.'
haven't been up there yet. I was just trying to
get my bearings here first.'
'I just popped
up for a breath of fresh air. I was on my way
back when I bumped into you.'
'Like I said
it's no problem: if you don't mind me asking,
your voice sounds familiar, have we met before?'
that about you. Tell me have you ever been to a
puddle in Naples?'
'Not that I
recall, although I did spend a little time in a
not it. Perhaps a coffee pot in Starbucks?'
been there a few times; hang on though, you're
not... Are you!?'
over Victoria Falls; oh my, it is isn't it?
yes! How long has it been?'
surely. What are the chances?'
'Very slim. I
don't think I've ever met another water droplet
more than once. There are trillions of us out
there. The odds must be infinitesimal.'
'Well I never!
So what have you been up to since?'
mostly. I've done all the oceans and there aren't
many seas I haven't been part of. How about
'It's been a
nothing. It's just that I got locked up for a
very long time.'
'Oh dear. Dare
I ask; how was it?'
'Not all it's
cracked up to be. Bitterly cold and a lot of
you're out now.'
'Yes thank God.'
'Yes, here we
are... I fancied you, you know, that day at the
rainbow. You were so colourful.'
'So were you.
Ruggedly handsome I thought. I dreamt about you
for years afterwards.'
'This must be
fate. Do you think we could spend some time
together? I've learnt a lot about surface tension
since we last met.'
'I'm not sure
I know how...'
'I'll show you.
If I just...and then you...'
I like it - I like it a lot!'
'So do I. It's
as if we were made for each other. You're so
clean and fresh.'
'And so are
you. Someone's gone to an awful lot of trouble to
spruce us up.'
'We must be in
for something special.'
special now that I'm with you.'
'You say the
most wonderful things.'
'I mean every
word. Wait - what on earth was that?'
'Some sort of
flushing noise: oh, we're moving. Hold on tight!'
exciting, rushing through this pipe together.'
'I can see
daylight. We're heading for some sort of bowl.'
'Here we go.