Phosphorescence

Posted by james on Aug. 21, 2001

Last night I saw the neatest thing I've ever seen in real life. I went to a friend's house and we went swimming in the ocean at night. It was dark and a little cloudy, but there was some light to see by. And once we got out further into the water, we could see the phosphorescence in the water. Every movement we made looked like we had sparks flying from our skin. It glowed green like fireflies, and there were so many particles around us that any move set off a shower of sparks. I spent the whole time watching my hands, seeing how it behaved and what it looked like when I brought my hands out of the water.

It's amazing to believe that something like that is real, and that you can see and play so freely. It seems like it should be harder to find, if it's such a treasure.