A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Swimming by Woods on a Snowy Morning

Whose woods these are I think I know...

This morning at 9 am I slipped into the pool and started my warmup laps. And as I took my first breath, I noticed the fluffy snowflakes gently falling on the pine trees outside. Swimming is a quiet workout, and watching the snowfall through the huge windows that run down the length of the pool, I felt like I was out in the midst of God's creation. By the time the windows started fogging over, I was in the zone and not thinking about outside anymore, and all the snow had melted before I got out to my car. But those few quiet moments, the surprise of an unpredicted snowfall, the peace of a gentle morning swim, it fed my spirit.

The woods are quiet, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.


Cindy said...

What a beautiful image, Rachel.

Leonie said...

This sounds so lovely - especially the bit about being in the zone.

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