...along side millions of other Americans and possibly even millions of others across the world. As I got to the starting point I walked imperceptably slower and slower. Dread was filling my belly. I could hear the echoes of children shouting and the drone of conversation all around me.
Then it was time. The moment of truth. I stripped off my skirt and my flipflops and strolled that final 20 feet to the pool and I dove right in. Sanctuary! My body was hidden in the cool, relaxing water and I could cavort to my hearts content. I looked around to see that I wasn't even the fattest lady at the pool. That's always a comfort too.