I made a little discovery today.
(that seems to be happening alot lately. Maybe I am in an introspective place.)
But this one is embarrassing and not very enlightening.
Well. It was enlightening to me.
I was walking into the house from my car, after just finishing working out at the gym.
And, as usual, I was having a little conversation with myself. It went something like this:
Self- "I love rowing. It's so much fun! Plus, the rowing machine has the best view of CNN and I can just laugh and laugh and laugh at how racism has really turned the corner in America (ha.ha. Anyone know what I am talking about?)
Plus, I am low to the ground so that creepy old man who stands in the middle of the free weights checking out the women on the elliptical machine can't see me. I love rowing! You can really think while you are doing it and you don't have to concentrate on not...you know....falling on your face!
Hmmm, I wonder why they are always empty. Are they athletically insignificant? I always seem to go away sore and tired. I wonder if it is just an undiscovered exercise wonder.
Eh. Oh well. Different strokes for different folks."
And this is when it happened. You see. All my life I have assumed that this phrase was talking about painting. You know. Painting strokes. And I always thought that it just meant some people like to do long fluid painting strokes, others like short quick strokes like pointellism.
(back to talking to myself.)
Self: Hmmm. Different Strokes for Different Folks. OH.MY.GOSH! It isn't talking about painting! It's talking about swimming.
Different Strokes! AHHHH! Backstroke, Freestyle, Breastroke, Butterfly....not to mention Medley relays!!!
Did I mention that I was a competive swimmer for 7 years?
And that I then taught swimming instruction for a summer at a camp?
And that one of the standard greetings for when you are getting to know a new swimmer is asking them what their stroke is?
I felt really dumb.
And I still do while telling this story.
Am I right though? Is that phrase talking about swimming strokes? I could be SO wrong on this again!