Walking on water? Why would you want to?
That other fellow did it quite a long time ago, and now it’s horribly boring.
Swimming in air… now, that’s a different story. Much better than floating. Floating would be cool, if others wouldn’t be so weirded out by it.
No-one finds swimming strange, though, which you think is quite odd, what with the weird contortions one must enact to stay afloat.
Swimming is dangerous. Suffocation is a real danger. Same when swimming through air. More than one person has managed to die in the attempt.
You have to be careful. You’re swimming – you’re not going to fall, or anything – but there’s still a very strong and very real danger.
You must be careful lest you forget how to breathe the air. The trick is remembering that the air is not water.
Which is pretty difficult, actually. If the air is air, how could you swim through it?
Duality. It’s what–
Sigh. They’re asking you a question.
“Yes. And No. Equally. And unequally. Altogether and not at all.”
It’s perfectly obvious. You don’t know why they’re in an uproar.
It’s all the same thing.
“Yes, he killed her, but no, he didn’t.”
They don’t realize that air is water. You can swim through it, like water. Or else, they realize that it is water, but now are drowning, as they have forgotten it is also air.
Either or the other is not enough – one way you’ll never fly; the other, you’ll die.
“The assasin is one half. He may have pulled the trigger, but someone else called the shots.”
That brings them all up short.
This brings them all up short. “What trigger?” they ask.
You keep a straight face.
“You mean you didn’t notice the gaping bullet hole through her chest?”