There is also something about being in the water that is simply profound. For that bit of time I don't feel heavy. I don't feel the pull of gravity on my body, the weight of my body doesn't stress my joints and I can move easier, almost effortlessly. To say that it is the same for my mind would be an understatement. For the time that I am in the water I don't have the lists of things that I should be doing running through my head. I'm not playing "What if" scenarios in my mind and wondering what new issue is going to land in my lap. I can hear my breathing (sometimes a bit too loudly) and the movement of the water around me and that is enough. Besides the odd mental reminder to swim using full strokes or tighten my stomach or watch out for the wall, all I hear is water and breathing. It's elemental and calm and exactly what I need every day. Unfortunately I can't go every day, but at least 4 times a week is a pretty good start. YAY swimming!
I am still working on the stone. It seems that we have come to a place in our relationship where things are a bit strained. I don't want to say that we are taking a break, or that divorce is in the future, but we might need to do a little therapy to work through our issues. I am sure in the end it will all work out...
My digital photo class is over and I think it was a resounding success. My goal was to learn how to use my camera, take better photos and know what to start looking for and paying attention to when I am taking photos. I can say without a doubt that I met all those goals. Would I call my self a photographer at this point? No. But I can take some pretty decent photos and for what I need right now, that is a good place to be. I have more confidence and more fun when I do take photos because I can be more assured that I will get what I want rather than just hoping and praying that at least one of my shots will be worth looking at. In short, I'd love to take more classes in this area (especially if it were with the same professor as he is a wonderfully great friend and amazing teacher) and hopefully I will get better and have more fun documenting my world as I see it:)
Next time I will put up a picture of "The Scarf" It's my "I'm sitting here watching TV and I have to have something for my hands to do or I will go mad so I am going to knit but I don't like to follow patterns so I will make something simple with random patterns and yarn" project. I am almost done with it and I find it absolutely hilarious. It's almost wide enough to be a small blanket and is completely random in pattern. I am sure that come next winter it is going to be fabulous but for now all I can do is laugh.
With that to look forward to for next time I will say goodbye, hopes for health and happiness and please for all that is worth anything in this world do something silly at least once a day!