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Swam last night in the lake at in the DAR state park, with my dear friend Sally. It was cool and soothing beyond belief. We felt acrobatic touching elbows, knees and fingertips without going under (not all at once, but with attention to the symmetry of it all). When I ducked under to the other side of the safety rope, she seriously wanted a whistle blown at me, but there was a lifeguard chair with no lifeguard at all, so I got off scott free. Eventually, she stuck just her feet in the air on the outlaw side of the rope, like the wild thing she is.

Immersion. The motion of water. Going in, all the way, getting deeper, the ordinary green ripples of the body of it, keeping us afloat. It was beautiful. She gave me a present of crayons to use in the bathtub, to continue the theme, and we stopped for an exquisite pulled pork sandwich (for me, not for vegetarian Sally) and ice cream on the way home.

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Date: 2005-06-21 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oneroom.livejournal.com
This is beautiful. Thank you.

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Date: 2005-06-21 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
Your serene beach helped inspire me to write it down.

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Date: 2005-06-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ericaceous.livejournal.com
It is beautiful!

Sturgeon talks about her childhood and adolescent experiences at the DAR a lot, but I've never been there myself. Maybe next time we're in the area (likely October), I'll have to have her take me.

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Date: 2005-06-21 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
It's a beautiful place -- good to think of young Sturgeon there. If you're in Northampton with a little time to spare, please do get in touch!

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Date: 2005-06-21 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ericaceous.livejournal.com
Will do! Like I said, this will likely be October (And though we stay w/her parnets in Ashfield, that's certainly close enough to come visit Northampton).

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Date: 2005-06-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
If you can swing it, it'd be lovely.

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Date: 2005-06-21 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] touchyphiliac.livejournal.com
This is such a lovely description.

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Date: 2005-06-21 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
Thank you -- it was a lovely thing to do, for sure.

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Date: 2005-06-21 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geeksdoitbetter.livejournal.com
hi, if you like.

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Date: 2005-06-21 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
Hi. Welcome.

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Date: 2005-06-23 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beatgoddess.livejournal.com
Sounds excellent!

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Date: 2005-06-23 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanstinson.livejournal.com
so excellent

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