I'm sitting poolside. Our community pool. It's a blue and white day. The sun peeks in and out of the puffs. Temp is about 84 degrees with the slightest of breeze.
There are 1200 homes here, and probably over 2000 residents. Interesting that there are probably only about 50 people around the pool. It's children's swim time now. There are about 10 kids in the pool accompanied by their grandmothers. The grandmothers sit in a chat circle bobbing on their mesh floats, not paying much attention to their charges.
Where we live, there are many different groups and activities to participate in. We moved here 13 years ago. I never joined any groups or had much interest in any of the activities. This means I haven't met many folks. For the introverted shy me, that's okay.
I started going to the three-times-a-week aerobics classes about six months ago. I've met some nice ladies there. I just spotted one of my fellow exercisers. She's sitting all the way on the other side of the pool. I'm sure she doesn't recognize me with my shades and baseball cap.
We also have an indoor pool. I think I might take a dip there. No kids allowed.
I just overheard one guy say to his buddy, "We live in Paradise. What could be better than this?"
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