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Pool

by Helen Chappell If I win the lottery, the first thing I’m going to do is get a pool. Maybe two. One for outside and one for inside. To my mind, when the weather turns hot and steamy, as it does every summer on the Eastern Shore, there is nothing better than throwing yourself on the mercy of cool, blue water. You can creep in, bit by bit, letting that cold water rise above your knees, then your thighs, then your waist, then your chest and the final shock of the cold on your

shoulders. Then you dunk your head in and you’re home. Perfectly adjusted to the delicious coolness, the sun can beat down on you just as hard as it wants, but you are chilled. Even when you get out, you’re chilled to the bone for hours, and the steaming heat is just a little more bearable. There are few things more pleasurable than swimming. Weightless, you float in that blue world, maybe staring up at an achingly blue summer sky. Just letting the water carry you away is one of

The cool blue water of the pool is inviting on a hot summer day. 9

Tidewater Times August 2012  

Tidewater Times August 2012

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