By: Kate Savage
|“Our little boat bobbed and wobbled, and I was appalled by the sheer liquidity of the water beneath us. If I stepped over the side, where would my foot rest? Water is almost nothing, after all. It is conspicuously different from air only in its tendency to flood and founder and drown, and even that difference may be relative rather than absolute.”
-Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
Patty shouts “Let’s do our face lifts!” Standing shoulder deep in the pool we lift our chins to the rafters, lips wide in a grimace. “EAY, EEE, AYE, OWE, YOU.” Patty calls this water aerobics class “Shadeep,” because it’s both shallow and deep. A class for old women, and for me.