This is where I went to escape you. I drank too much beer, but I didn’t swim until I was sober, because while I wanted to indulge, I did not want to be reckless. I smoked because I even though I shouldn’t, the cigarettes tasted so good with the beer. I swam the sweat away, but was happier sitting in the sun, feeling warm again. I talked with a kindred spirit I didn’t know all that well, but know much better now. I am grateful that this bad experience brought me closer to her. There is always a silver lining.