My roommate and I used to race to be the first to jump in the pool. There's something so amazing about being the first one in to an untouched swimming pool.
You break the perfectly still surface and plunge into pure silence. Your mind becomes suddenly clear and you want nothing more than to hold your breath forever and avoid resurfacing to hear the bubbles and the break of the water and the world.
I was first in tonight. And I held my breath as long as possible as I glided through the silence and took a moment for myself.