Sunday, August 25, 2013

Swimming

For the past month or so, my husband and I have been swimming almost every day. Sometimes, we even go two times. Usually, we begin by strolling down the walkway to our beach (I like to think of it as "our beach" even though other people use it, too).  Before I have a view of the shore, I am anticipating the waves.  Will they be big?  Or small?  I am happy either way - body surfing or just floating. 

 
I never intend to get my hair wet but I always do.  Over the years I have learned to dive into waves to keep them from crashing on top of me.  The salt makes my eyes burn a little but I like it.  It feels like Florida.  I remember spending the entire day at the beach when I was a child, swimming with my family and spending hours in the water.  Now, after just 15 minutes I feel completely refreshed and like a new person.  I am reminded of the important things in life.

After the beach, we walk back to our condo property and stop to wash the sand off of our feet.  Then, we take a dip in the pool.  Our swims in the pool can last an hour or more.  This morning, I did handstands in the shallow end.  At the moment my feet are directly over my head, I feel completely connected to my body.  My mind, body and soul are one.  I'm not doing some physical activity while my mind is somewhere else.  I realize that I don't feel this connected often enough.  I think too much.  I need to let go and float more.  It really does make everything better.

4 comments:

  1. I would really love to experience a real beach with real waves. How blessed you are.:)

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    1. Visit Florida! We have the best beaches!

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  2. being in water is such a freedom!

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