I agree with Tim, the day to celebrate labor is May 1st. BUT today I was unable to conduct business and so it was a day of rest for me. I was forced to go to the beach. And swim the breast stroke to the buoy. And catch such a deep and paralyzing body chill that I shivered for the rest of the day. But oh it was worth it. There is nothing like exertion to clear the mind and this is especially true a 1/4 mile offshore in deep ocean water. All that matters is the strength of my body and the soundness of my spirit. This understanding remained even after returning to shore, to my phone, to my hunger, to my stress. I shook out my hair and laid my victorious self in the sand and sighed. Smiled. Knew. I am fundamentally all right.

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