I spent part of my Friday staring at melting ice.
We have a special ice maker that creates beautifully clear ice balls. After you remove the balls from the mold, the bottom of the container has the "leftover" ice which is cloudy with air bubbles. To speed up the melting process, I filled the container with hot water. It was then I noticed the fizzing.
Curious, I leaned over the container and watched as individual air bubbles were released from the ice as they melted. Every now and then, a group would release at once and fizz to the top like carbonation. My favorite moments, however, were when a big bubble blooped its way to the surface.
I must have stared at this for ten minutes. It was entrancing - almost meditative. In those minutes, my mind was eased and quiet.
It's interesting how certain things capture your attention.