Treading water, we laughed with disbelief as the ocean moved around us with a soothing, glittering sheen. Earlier, my friend told me I simply had to dive in one of Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays. The water contains tiny one-celled plankton that create their own light through a chemical reaction in their bodies. They’re called dinoflagellates, but I thought of them as aquatic fireflies. We donned our masks and dove under, each of us visible to the other as an outline among the creatures.
! Remark: “Mind Fragment” posts are fictitious prose, and none of them is about me.