One Breath

Matt and I came in from lying by the pool this afternoon and Matt immediately pushed me into the bedroom. We threw off our damp suits and flopped onto the bed. As I took a deep breath I smelled summer on us: sunscreen, heat, sweat, traces of chlorine. I fell asleep with a feeling of deep satisfaction and happiness just from those smells. We napped as the sun left a perforated line through the blinds and woke up to take a shower and continue our evening, relaxed and happy.