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The Unknown Swimmer

A hymn to the joys of free swimming by Jason Reekie.

The Unknown Swimmer

A yearning, profound, unspoken

To return to our place of origin

Back to the womb-wet, womb-dark

Womb-silence

Or some deep ancestral longing

For homecoming
To be subsumed
In the arms of the life-mother

In the rise and fall of tides

In the half-life of a breath
In the green secret places in the water

In the cadence of a phrase
So deeply held
So sacred
So perfect

(written by the unknown swimmer)

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Jason Reekie

The Japanese word Ikigai describes Jason Reekie’s connection to photography. The finding of joy in life through purpose. Every new project becomes the purpose, beginning a fresh search for meaning by interpreting mine and others ideas, and turning them into images.

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