June 26, 2002
Being naked in an alternately tepid and chilly man-made lake sure puts the shine back on life. Being naked does that in general, but this was particularly special. We started out, as I imagine people often do, with boys on one side, girls on the other, and quite a bit of nervous laughter. We got over it. It's strangely satisfying to know that although I may never get to kiss certain parties at this little swim meet, I've seen them nude. This isn't a vindication or a small consolation… just a subtle variation on an old theme in my life.