Born SwimmerI was 4 when my dad taught me to swim, and I swam regularly for many years. I was on the swim team, had the body of a swimmer, long smooth limbs, the whole deal.
I miss it. So freakin much! Just the other day I was daydreaming about swimming. Not about candy, or guys, or shopping, or a massage, none of that stuff. I was daydreaming about getting into my old racing swimsuit (speedo of course), with my annoying rubber cap (powder on the inside), and just darting lap by lap, faster and faster, spinning underwater at every end, doing a flip then pushing off the edge of the pool. Diving. Deep into the water, smelling like chlorine for the rest of the day/night.
Swimming in the ocean. Smelling like salt. Swimming in a lake or a river, pushing water mattresses or those water tubes around as a kid. Standing on my hands underwater. Throwing toys into the water and then diving to get them.
My sun sign is in Pisces, and I've always felt a connection to the water. I'd always be the last shivering skinny kid to leave the summer lake when my family used to go away. The sun would begin to set and the mosquitoes would start biting. My hair was always a wreck from the water.
Today I'm 24, working all summer, taking summer classes, struggling to get a career. I haven't swam in over a year. I think my body started daydreaming about it because I ache in nostalgia. Sometimes when I wash my face I like to splash the water over and over my nose and mouth until I feel like I'm swimming, that's how much I miss it. You know, I think this weekend I'm going to go take a swim.
chancesbreathe 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 Aug 9, 2010