We have been experiencing a some foggy days here lately. Usually just early morning and late afternoon but it's still so weirdly cool.
Yesterday late afternoon, Tim and I were standing out on the jetty looking back at the beach and there was nothin'. I mean..just that silent creepy grey/white fog. It was so cool! I felt like we were standing in the Outer Limits. Remember that show? "We control the horizontal and vertical". I loved that show.
Or no, wait a minute. It was more like the Twilight Zone: "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fearsand the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. " Yeah, the Twilight Zone was definitely a better show.
AND a more apt description of how it felt. There we were standing on the very tip of the jetty starring out into..abso freakin' lutely nothing. But I could hear a boat. It was so very strange to hear it and not see it. I could hear the wind snapping the sails and the splash of water as the bow dipped and rose over and over but there was just the swirling, silent freaky fog. Then suddenly, if I squinted I could just make out a hint of something in the grey. Closer, closer, closer and yup there it is...a Sailboat!
So cool. We looked back toward shore and where there should have been a beach and a long line of condos there was...nothing. I mean nothing! Creeeeeepy!!! But awesome. It felt as if we had entered some alternate reality.
In fact, I remember a Twilight Zone episode where when any character got near the boundaries of their town, all they saw was swirling fog. Yup that's the episode I had in mind. Gives me chills just thinking about it. Heebie Jeebies of the delicious sort.
At one point a low flying pelican came soaring out of the fog unexpectedly and nearly flew smack into a fisherman. I'm glad it was just a near miss because, well first of all, nobody, neither man nor bird was hurt but also because no matter how hard I would have tried not to, I would have cracked up laughing if it had happened. Yes I know. I am a terrible person.
The oddest part to me of how entranced I was with this thick pea soup Twilight Zone freaky fog is that I am not a fan of scary movies or horror stories. And I am certainly not a risk taker at all. I wouldn't have wanted to drive in that fog. Or pilot a boat in it. Or really even just spending more than a few hours walking around in it enjoying the novelty. If it our weather was like that all of the time, nope. Too creepy for full time. But I surely did get a kick out of a few hours of foggy wonderful bizarro afternoono. Yes we are all complicated and contrary creatures loaded with contradiction.
But short term, Yeah, I can be very Heathcliff on the moors and enjoy the weirdness of a good fog event by the water. How about you? Yay or Nay? If you decide that yes this is something that you would vote Yes on, if you've never experienced it before, I do have one little tip. Be very careful if you are hanging out enjoying the fog on the jetty. The water is MUCH closer than you think. HAH!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.