July 27, 2008
When the evening came around, I went out into the garden with mother to fix what we hadn't been able to do earlier. When the sweat started trickling, I suggested we go for a swim. Twenty minutes later, we arrived by the small slip of beach in the middle of the forest, where we quickly tore off our clothes and waded out into the cool waters. It was my first outdoor swim of the year, and I couldn't fully suppress a scream before I dove in headfirst. I floated on my back in the calm waters and watched the sunset.