torpedo.

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what do you get

when you combine every kid in the city who is now out of school

with a very hot day and a community pool?

lots of squeals, water fights, slides, splashes, and snacks

everyone so happy to be free

all summer ahead of them

 has the festive feel of adults

celebrating with a long night of cocktails

but the kids are hopped up on nothing but pure sunshine and water.

 

‘i feel like a torpedo.’

-michael phelps (u.s.a. olympic gold medalist in swimming)

 

 

 

image credit: New York July 12, 1937 McCarren Park Pool- vintage photo

 

 

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19 responses »

  1. Wonderful – we are in winter and I long for summer to return (although many still swim here in winter.) I love your observation that for adults it is still good (particularly when the cocktails come out) but for the kids all they need is sunshine and water. The joy of childhood – it doesn’t last long enough now.

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