July 27, 2020

There are days on which the overwhelm becomes, well, overwhelming. But every once in a while, just when it feels like just too much to bear, like too great of a weight, respite comes. In the form, more often than not, in my little world, of water. In some form or fashion. I stand and let the beauty soak into my being; and the summer sun soaks into my skin. I am reminded of the hard road life has carried me through this far. And this remembrance gives me courage to keep stepping forward, with the experience gained from challenges weathered and of hardships conquered. I stand and soak it in. I take a deep breath. And then I swim.