Lately, I’ve been dreaming about swimming. When I’m outside in the cold, I think about jumping into warm water. The other night, I had a dream about swimming in a tropical ocean. It felt like I was floating in the turquoise water. I went under water, saw reefs and fish, even a sea turtle. I’d come up, take a breath, and then go back under. When I woke up, I had the most amazing feeling that I really had been swimming. I can’t wait to swim again, but I don’t want to swim laps. I want to dive under water, swim down to touch the sand or the bottom of the pool. I want to jump back out of the water, doing my best impersonation of a mermaid surfacing. I want to pretend that I’m a dolphin and practice what I remember of the synchronized swimming moves I learned in sixth grade, swimming gracefully through the warm water.
What warm weather activities do you miss?