"Just keep swimming." Dory (Finding Nemo)
This has been a favourite mantra of mine even when I wasn't swimming as much as I am now.
Sometimes when I was teaching, and having a bad day, a colleague of mine would remind me of this quote.
I told my son the other day that I swim to save my life.
Because when I swim my life is rhythmic, controllable, peaceful, powerful, and enjoyable.
I love the feel of the water as I push into it, and through it, and it runs over me.
My brother says swimming is the experience of being at one with the goddesss.
That sums it up.
Just keep swimming.
Because swimming reminds me of all the people I love.
Because swimming, for me, is primal.
It is where I have come from, and where I am going, and everything in between.