In a chlorinated reverie


"Splash'' (colored pencil sculpture), by FEDERICO URIBE, via Adelson Galleries, Boston.

I swim laps in the early morning at a local Y. It's a good mind-clearer, especially for a guy with the usual ailments of old age. I have noticed that the water is always pleasantly warmer in the winter than in the summer, as those in charge of the water heater over-compensate for the cold outside lest the place lose customers.


-- Robert Whitcomb