Tag Archives: swimming

out of reach

something weird is happening. it’s now feeling familiar that everything which was once familiar is now feeling unfamiliar. everything is drifting away from me, just slightly out of reach. like watching the shoreline grow smaller as  you swim further away. and … Continue reading

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where you are not

gosh, you should have seen me. in the pool you would have been astounded. i swam and i swam and i swam for almost an hour, rarely crashing into anything. but you weren’t there. and i felt your absence. the … Continue reading

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mercury

it happened again. another day of really bad swimming. i don’t know how to explain it. i began on such a positive note. i wasn’t even thinking of swimming in a straight line. and now, i swim like wild mercury. … Continue reading

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the north

it’s hard to tell whether my swimming is progressing or digressing. i can swim further and longer, but also crookeder. for some reason when i swim from north to south, i feel as if i am perfectly aligned, but when … Continue reading

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backstroking

i asked this man if i could share a lane with him in the swimming pool but i could tell he was not very enthused which made me feel unwelcome and i wanted to swim elsewhere but there was a … Continue reading

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water

i don’t know why it’s taken me so long to realize that swimming is the key to my existence. i might be a terrible swimmer (and it’s humbling to be swimming alongside  100 year old men and women who are … Continue reading

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Bob Hope, swimming

Early this morning, I dreamed that I saw Bob Hope entering a large body of water to swim what I think was the English Channel. The entire scene was in beautiful, deep and cinematic black and white… kind of like … Continue reading

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