A Night Swim...
Last night we attended
a barbecue/pool party with some long time friends
The temperature here is about 38 degrees C
or about 100 degrees F
with a ridiculously high humidex
We are all sweating, don't get me wrong
it is a heck of a lot better
than shoveling the white stuff, for me anyway
A great time was had by all
so wonderful to get together
share laughs and hugs and just be
I jumped in the pool
shortly after we arrived
as I am the designated Photog
I wanted to cool off before
the real festivities began
and I could do my thing
The water was spectacular
85 degrees yet still refreshing
What I had totally forgotten about swimming was the pleasure that I received from a swim once the sun has gone down. Most of the adults will only go into the pool to cool off
when it is daylight.
I love to wait until most of the younger set have left the pool and I can be alone, at peace...as alone as you can be with 30 people 20 feet from you.
I am most free in the water and completely lose myself to the freedom of floating and swimming under the surface with only the light of the moon to guide you. The sound of the water just beside your ears because the night is ever so hushed. The way the light reflects when the water moves...incredible.
As I am fairly self conscious in my daily life just walking around, I am at complete ease under the safe blanket of water. Somersaults and handstands, swimming lengths and doing backflips...oh my goodness, I was in heaven.
When was the last time that you swam under the watchful eye of the man in the moon?
Peace & Hugs