I still do not know how to swim. It hasn't been on my list of things I want to learn before life is over. I am afraid of drowning and even people who know how to swim drown, so we don't need to have that debate. I know the pros and cons. Let's remember who we are talking about. I am sure I would get the swim teacher who "um wool..." had to answer a text and I would drown in class. In addition to my fear of drowning, I don't have a big desire to swim. I love the beach and the ocean, and I love sitting by the pool. But I don't really want to get in the water except for my feet. My face likes to be surrounded by air at all times.
But, but, but. I started thinking about traveling- and not even traveling- but just our luck, and the chance of some dumbass saving me if the air leaks out of my floaties is probably really slim. In the last 41 years, I've noticed that most people aren't really good at responding appropriately. People always say they will save me if I fall in a pool,or pond, or ocean but is that something I really want to test? Should I learn to swim before we go on a grand adventure to other countries because I might have to save myself while taking photos on a Riviera somewhere? Perhaps I should learn to swim in secrecy then do that test and see if anyone jumps in to get me. Now that would be funny! What would be harder, learning to swim or finding a bathing suit that covers my entire body?
I will have to give this some more thought.
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