"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it" — Lao Tzu
35 degrees Celsius in the middle of March. The pool beckons.
Facing forward, I climb down the ladder into the warm water that wraps around me like a welcoming silk kimono—
so soothing to my skin.
I hold my breath and slip beneath the surface.
Pulling the water down past my torso as I kick myself forward—
In the water, I am free.