Thought it was supposed to be cloudy for another two days.
This morning I was fully prepared to tie myself to my desk and be productive.
Then the sun came out.
Now, before you yell at me for a lousy work ethic, please understand I had writing to do. It was a great excuse, anyway.
I had already worked at my desk a while, and spent two hours in the gallery painting. Just happened to have my bathing suit and a towel in the back seat. Sooooooo...
I did it. Put on the bathing suit, and went to the beach. Not for a long time. Just enough time. And yes - I went in. And double yes - it WAS cold. But oh so wonderful.
Because I thought it was over. Today's dip was what I call "bonus time." An unanticipated gift, oh so gratefully received.
I'm thinking this should go somewhere lofty, but it's not. It just is what it is. Celebration of a day well spent.
I will work tonight at my desk to make up for the time, because yes, that matters, too. And there is plenty here to keep me busy.
But honestly - this winter - I will remember today's swim WAY more than I will remember what work I accomplished today. Call me the creative indulgent - filling the well for new creative pursuits.