Well....... smile time at the pool.....yesterday I got to the pool real early to do my 2 hours of water exercise, I look so forward to getting in the water every morning now.
I was in the pool alone as it was 45 minutes before the class and I had grabbed a big noodle to use for my deep water exercise (and to prevent further knee damage) and I was standing at the side of the pool warming up my lower body and doing range of motion leg lifts, and twirls.
Our pool is indoors and is huge at the gym, probably 40' x 60' AT least, so its a lovely big expanse of water and I am perfectly happy being alone as I swim well. It is SO nice to have the pool all to myself for awhile.
Anyway, I am looking out the windows which go floor to ceiling and right in front of my view, and then lo and behold, out walks a duck, ahhhhhh, it was so surprising to see this brown all over duck waddling along the ground, at my eye level, about 6' away from where I was in the pool, the duck looked up at me and our eyes locked, no kidding. We stared at each other for several moments.
The duck looks intently AT me and the water around me, and in an instant I know the duck wants IN to the pool, he waddles along the window to the next section which goes behind a brick wall, and down the side of the building and now along the front of the building, poking around the ground with his beak and waddle waddle waddle. Soooooo freaking cute.
The duck obviously wants to swim. This gym is the in the middle of a CITY! Why is there a duck here?
I kept thinking about the duck and looking at the duck and he keeps looking at me off and on and at the ground and at the water and he now looks . . . sad. Poor baby, wants to swim so much, ducks must just love to swim...... like me, I love to swim and always, always have.
After 20 minutes of wandering back and forth the duck settles down under a patio table for a little rest from the blazing sun and I could not help but think of myself, how I have longed for things, how I have wanted something I could not quite reach, like fitness.
How I would try and try til I wore myself out and had to finally sit down and rest. I have felt like a sad duck before, I wanted to scoop up that lovely little duck and bring him into the pool with me and we could have a nice swim together..... I hope he found a perfect pond like I have found mine, so he can be happy like I am now.