Ten Glorious Laps

I went for a swim at the gym's pool tonight.  I love swimming on Friday nights.  I had all seven lanes to myself for ten glorious laps.  I watched the prairie sunset through the tall windows and the orange reflection on the still water in front of me.  I only heard the sound of my breath in my ears and the bubbles going by.  I looked at the lane lines, the square pool tiles, the plus sign design in the tiles, the glass panes of the windows and the ripples of the water and it all made me think of quilt designs.  Then I remembered this quilt and that single orange square....

After those ten laps,  another gentleman came to swim in the lane next to me.  I did the rest of my workout, but it wasn't quite the same.  By the time I left the sky was getting dark.  I'm already looking forward to next Friday....

2 comments:

cmv said...

oh, i felt my whole body relax just reading this lovely post. hooray for fridays, hooray for solitude and hooray for the healing power of water!

melissa said...

well claire pretty much took the words right out of my mouth...

this was a beautifully written post melinda.

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