Often on a Thursday morning, which is my morning off, I share my latest domestic arts project. But the enormous cross stitch hasn't made much progress, and although I've made a veggie spag bol for dinner, it isn't terribly attractive, and I guess you aren't terribly interested in pictures of my hoovering.
I have however swum 5km this morning (200 lengths of a 25 m pool); some of you know that I have somewhat recklessly decided, amid wedding planning, to do a marathon swim (10km in a lake...)(28th May...) to raise some more money for charity - more on this in due course. Today, as part of my training I had to swim 5km which was further than I've ever swum. It wasn't too bad and even the boredom was tolerable - it took me 95 minutes.
When I got home, I saw that Bernard the bear was obviously a little disappointed that he hadn't been quick enough off the mark to join me...
Mavis Gallant’s “A Recollection” (1983)
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