Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Friday Illo Theory: Bouyancy

THEORY:

the force of gravity and the bouyant force are almost the same ... ergo, human body just floats ... what causes drowning is the panic which mostly results to a force which aggravates the law of gravity


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I learned how to swim early in life ... I have a couple of drowning experinces.



At 6 ... I did not know how to swim ... was in a pool with a life saver but it slipped over ... I almost drowend were if not for my friend ... who knew how to wim. She saved my life.



I then learned by myself to synchronice my hands with my feet with and against the waters ....





Next...



It was new Year's Day ... I was 11 .... my friend and i went to the shore to pick up some sea shells but for some reason or another we went swimming....



I knew how to swim already at this time ... but my friend did not. Next thing i knew the current of water was pullingas away from the shallow sea. My friend did not know what to do ... in other words she panicked. She tried to exercise the first law of man ... that of self preservation. the next thing I knew she had grabbed me and tried pulling me beneath the waters to go into the surface over to grasped some air.... good thing an adult nearby walking the shore came to the rescue. We were saved.



In other words ...



The human body as the theory points out floats if you do not panic ... otherwise you create unnecessary force to aggravate the gravity that will pull you down. When all you have to do is go with the flow of the waters sync it with your hands and limbs ... be relaxed.



The human body they say is the smallest body of water ....hence it should not collide with the waters of the sea. After all the only thing which seperates them is the skin ..... that which sense the panic.



When panic attacks everything shuts off. The mind can only think of fear .... and forgets to think.... the nose enroaches the mouth and forgets that it should be the mouth that should be breathing ... and next .... the hands and feet loses their coordination to perform the right moves ... the body goes stiff ... and go against instead of going with the flow....



One loses balances and agility to swim back instead sulk ... succumb beneath instead of flowing with and going on the surface ... inorder to breath.



In life ... life is like that ... we were built to face this world. And the waves of life ... we should go with it and not against it.... a movement that sways and not go against a you feel yourself soar amidst the waves.



The resilience were scattered when it was so ... everything had a piece but most of us forget ... or maybe do remember but ought not to.



For if we were not built to be bouyant in this world ... then a lot of death certificate would have made the primary cause of death as that of otherwise ... and you know what i mean.



Cheer up and good eve.....





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jbaltazar.

17 comments:

Forever Young said...

lovely, blurry, just as one feels when in the water. i have known many parents who just throw their tiny kids in to a pool and (so i am led to believe) and they automatically swim....what about their souls? what happens to them?

paintblack said...

hello
anto, j'ai apprécié votre "friday illo théory: bouyancy".En anglais le titre sonne du tonnerre!!
Votre dessin comme d'habitude est instinctif, si l'on est instinctif, on ne peut se noyer...on court d'autres risques, mais pas celui ci...
je pars quelques jours dans les montagnes(into the white)...
portez vous bien anto.
à bientôt tchao...

BBC said...

A boat displaces it's weight in water. If it weights 500 pounds it will displace 500 pounds of water.

Same with a body, so a body will float on water. I once swam across a bay, legs started cramping coming back so I just rolled over on my back and floated and rested for a while.

There are exceptions, when I was in Navy boot camp and they were teaching us about buoyancy and floating there was one man that would jump into the pool and just sink to the bottom.

derick said...

ANTO.
one does not have to be in water to have that feeling of panic abd freeze up--there are many who suffer from these kind of attacks--
it takes a lot to come through that.
take care
cafe ole !
DERICK

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Excellent analogy!

Miladysa said...

Frightening to read of your early experiences with water.

And very sound life advice! :-]

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto....

I love this sketch...and the read too...sorry to hear about your scary experiences with water....I love water ...everything about it...it's like being in a whole new world...

always fun popping by to see your posts...

just call me a mermaid...lol

ipanema said...

i had an experience near drowning. it was an eerie one as i remember. it seems like i was pulled into nothingness as I slowly went with the current down and deep down. it was only a force of luck when i found myself climbing back into the surface again.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

first.. luv the illo.. it makes me feel like floatin too.. second.. gee how you almost got a glimpse of the other side there.. and not just once! you're one luck guy! hehe..

and thanks for sharing the info now i have to remember that when i swim too.. (anyway i only know "langoy aso") hehe..

Josh (musarter) said...

Thank you for the story and the thoughts. Great concept for "Theory." I agree with forever young about the blurriness of the image.

Anonymous said...

Hello!!!!

I'm here!!!

At presentI have had some problems with my father and he is needing my cares.... so I have had absent from blog but I read your post. I adored your experiences... Rs!

Kisses and I see you soon!
Lorene

Michael said...

Thanks for visiting back on the 15th.

The snow was easier to handle when we were in Vegas. Now, it's freezing outside...hopefully it will start getting warmer from here on out.

Fantastic line work in your piece...

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto...

I have a you make my day award for you...

hugs...
Diana

DeLi said...

hello anto,

in real life, i can swim as i was born an islander but i have this problem and lose control when i go deep under and see how wide and big underwater world is. i think that pretty much sums me at this moment. there are just some paralyzing factors that drowns and left me helpless. to get over it is a big project..and struggle...

Piercing The Veil said...

@ 4ever such very keen observation ... i am pleased although i may not have consciously made it a blurr ... well maybe subconsciously it was meant... their soul s are trained not only in the waters but on the surface as well

@ paintblack ... yes i do my art just by instinct ...and agan my friend thanks for your comment it helps me grow and evolve ....

@ bbc ... goood presence of mind ...that is how to deal with it instead of panic ...and sure there will aways be exception and an exception to the exception billy

@ derrick ...panic is one of the primal fear of man and it comes out from instinct at times ...we see panic everywhere ...could be anybody as well

@ whimsi ...thanks a lot and good evening ... i hope you are all fime with your flu

Piercing The Veil said...

@ milady ... thanks a lot ... we could relate anything with about anything all are inter related we just have to have vivid imagination ... and i know with your excellent stories you have a good and creative one

@ D ... it's ok... i have out grow it ... but sometimes it gives me still the creeps to be submerged in the water .... thanks for lking my pst and thanks for always dropping by

@ ipanema ... yes those times ...as if everything that has happened in your life flashes back in split seconds ... and you are right ...seem to be drawn to nothng ness ... and if it is not yet our time to go we would always be spared to be eaten by the depths of waters...

@ atomic ...yeah almost not just once but twice ...i guess i am a bad seed (laughs)...you are welcome

@ josh ... tnx not only for reading my post but being able to read also the comments ...i am happy for yur keen observation ....

Piercing The Veil said...

@Lorene thanks for reading up ... i hope everything is fine with you and your dad....

@michael ...again thanks for dropping by too ...hopefully spring is coming so nice fine weather ahead .... thus nice fine and new concept in store

@d thabks for the award ... i am always grateful for your generous heart and dynamic soul be well

@deli I think I know just about whatyou are taling about ...and I think we have the same view about under water ... the vast space beneath .is overwheming and there are always a fear of being underneath and seeing it beyond

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FOR YOUR FASCINATING INSIGHTS I LEARN A LOT
FOR SHARING IT TO ME I AM GRATEFUL
GUD EVE

ANTO