The days have been hectic these past three weeks. Writing and reading, day after day. Fortunately there have been two weekends in-between, giving us a little break.
Something came to my mind as I was reading our prompt for this assignment. I remembered when I was in Aquacades and how peaceful and relaxing the swimming was. We had to swim in perfect synchronization. Breaststroke two three, turn, breaststroke two, three, four and turn and dive, and keep feet together. Come up out of the water together and side stroke for five strokes, and dive and turn, and backstroke for five strokes, and turn, and dive and keep feet together. All together now:
Dive and come up together and backstroke for five strokes, and turn. Breast stroke for five strokes and dive and keep those feet together. Side stroke for five strokes and dive, and keep those feet together. Don't look at the audience or you will lose the rhythm.
Music is playing as we are swimming, all in perfect unison, and keeping our feet together. We dive and we breaststroke and we side stroke and move all in the same rhythm with the music. Take a deep breath and dive, keep those feet together, and come up at the same time, and side stroke for five strokes, and backstroke for five strokes, and keep in synch with the music. Take a deep breath, and dive and keep those feet together.
I started thinking about this because I needed some peace and rest in my mind-boggled brain from all these exercises of writing and reading and more again tomorrow; stop and rest, and start all over again tomorrow. Get the idea?
The rhythm of swimming in perfect synch with everyone else is very serene and peaceful and when it matches perfectly with the music it becomes even more comforting to the senses. Similar to, take a deep breath, hold it – hold it – hold it, and exhale. Take a deep breath, hold it – hold it – hold it, and exhale.
The same goes with swimming when you are swimming to music with 10-15 other young women, it is important that you swim like you are doing a ballet, and keep those feet together. Deep breath, dive and come up together, and back stroke for five strokes, and turn, and side stroke for five strokes, and keep that rhythm all together now, breathe, dive and keep those feet together, and come up, all at the same time, and breast stroke for five strokes and turn and side stroke for five strokes.
I am feeling much calmer and rested even though I am doing an assignmnent for my Writing 101 class. Soon this class will be over, and I think I will go swimming.
(This assignment was a “Free Style” type writing. I have returned and corrected my many mistakes. I'm sure I haven't caught all of them).