I had a thought yesterday while
skimming the pool. It dawned on me
how relaxing it was.
Is it just me, or do you find many of the
things you once considered drudgery to be
almost therapeutic as you get older? I abhorred
skimming when my dad used to MAKE me do it as a kid.
Now it is so calming and relaxing. The cool water,
the sun on your shoulders and the satisfaction of
cleaning up all those little fuzzies from the
Cutting the lawn is solitary work
and provides time to reflect. The drone
of the engine, the smell of the grass
and the tune you sing while work.
The feeling you get looking back on
all the straight lines. Love it.
Washing a car. It used to be what
you did just before a date
or something your parents made you do.
Now it’s something to look forward
to on a lazy Saturday.
The water, the soap,
the shine of your baby and a cold
beer as you admire your work.
Funny how age and time can
change your perspective and
make something that was once
a chore become almost therapeutic.
Or, maybe it’s just me…….