Voice of a Spanish Dancer-Birthday Strokes

Published September 4, 2014 by rochellewisoff

If this looks familiar, it’s because I posted it a year ago on my birthday and feel like it bears repeating.😉



Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Copy of Mermaid

 With each swim stroke I stretch and roll my body from side to side, releasing tension into the water.  It’s my birthday. Number six-oh on the hit parade. At the end of the first length I somersault, flip onto my back and push off the side of the pool wall.

            My parents gave me a Chatty Cathy for my sixth birthday. Ever notice she had the same voice as Talking Tina on the Twilight Zone?

            I reach the opposite end of the pool, turn slowly and deliberately, allowing the water to suspend me. The sun shines through the liquid ceiling and bathes the concrete and mosaic lines with refracted light. I push off the wall with my feet.

            On my tenth birthday, my dad opened a bank account for me with a dollar for each year. I felt very grown up with my passbook in hand.


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16 comments on “Voice of a Spanish Dancer-Birthday Strokes

  • I hope the day was wonder filled and that each new day is a celebration for the year to come. May you be blessed with great health, wonderful family and friends, peace, love and joy in your heart. Happy Birthday Rochelle.🙂



  • Dear Rochelle, By the Way – TA DA – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROCHELLE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I know this is a few days late – sorry – I like your swimming picture – when we lived on the chicken farm in Sprindale, Arkansas, Daddy had $500 left over for the sale of the chickens so he was going to put air conditioning in, but Mother talked him into putting a pool in instead. We helped put the forms up, and had a pole to push the cement up and down so it wouldn’t have air bubbles in the walls. Dad bought a pump filter for it and we filled it with COLD well water – and I lay on the bottom of the pool and look up at the ceiling of the water and it was so beautiful. Your picture brought back a wonderful memory for me – Thanks! Nan 🙂


    • Dear Nan,

      No worries. It’s my birthday month.😉

      I would be thrilled to have a pool, as it is, the fitness center that I joined for the pool alone is only a mile away. I, too love looking up at the water ceiling.😀

      Thank you.




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