Sunday, June 29, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
|The Wellness and Lap Pools of the Lynnwood Recreation Center,|
a much-loved sanctuary.
Ed had something to say about his affinity for underwater swimming: "I grew up in a staunch Republican family, always at the country club. I was the black sheep, preferring swimming over golf." He says his goal is to practice calm. "When I swim along the bottom and begin to need air, I calm my thoughts and slowly come to to surface."
That explains a lot. When not letting go in his underwater world, Ed can be found smiling and conversing with fellow swimmers as though he has nary a care. I love that this man is intentional in his search for calm, that he finds it at the bottom of the pool, and that he felt comfortable enough to tell me so.
Now, excuse me while I resume my lap swimming meditation, albeit on the surface!