Today I love swimming hard, even though I’m not very good at it. I love that I swam 1200 quarter meters and I love how much more exciting that sounds than saying that I swam 300 meters. I love that I will be getting into the bay today even if it is just wading in to put the dock in. I love that once the dock is in we’ll be able to go sit on it and contemplate life from the other side of the shoreline. I love that the bay has called my name most of my life, that I have lived near it for over five decades, that it still holds mystery and magic for me, that it still provides adventures for me and my questing soul. I love that we get to be by the bay so frequently, because it does seem like home when I’m near the water. I love big plans to move plants so they will be saved when we fix the fence in the back yard. I love that when we do that we will then get to relax near the water, ’cause that reminds me of my youth and childhood, work hard and then go jump in the bay.
Today I love driving through the little village that I grew up in. I love that someone once told me that the phrase, “little village” was redundant because a village was automatically little, but I refuse to redact the word little because I’ve known villages of 1200 and more people and my little village was less than 100 and was technically not even a village, therefore “little village” suits it and me just fine. If you’re ever passing through the northwest corner of Grey County and you want to see what a “little village” looks like, drive through Kemble and then give me a holler and tell me how small it is.
Today I love how green everything is. I love that I am writing online in the truck as we head to the cottage. I love the technology that allows me to do that. I love the winding roads and the overhanging trees and the sound of gravel pinging off the under carriage as we glide along old back roads. I love the beautiful view of the bay as we crest the escarpment and look down on the water. I love how much it feels like coming home to just drive from our little city, through my little village, to our little cottage.
Today I love drinking coffee on the road to the cottage and dreaming about getting the dock in place for the summer.