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One of my many favorite movies is The American President. 1995, when the film debuted, was a kinder gentler time. One of my favorite scenes is when the President, escapes the confines of the White House to go find flowers for the woman he intends to romance. The line comes later when asked about the flowers the President said, ‘And I didn’t know I had a rose garden.’
Swimming has been a major part of my life since childhood, learning to swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Cape May, New Jersey about the same time I was learning to make sentences. I would become a competitive swimmer, lifeguard, and swimming instructor at different points through my college years. More recently my health program included yoga and weigh-training and when I arrived in Morelia, Mexico on February 27 I was in the best condition since those earlier swimming days. The elevation change of six thousand plus feet and excessive walking on unfamiliar and uneven walkways caught me by surprise and with some unprecedented leg distress.
On the 25th of April with the leg stress unchecked I moved into my new apartment at Aquiles Serdan 803. Once again the grace of Morelia embraced me and the next day with serendipity at full power I experienced my first ever chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture. Today the leg distress is mostly gone and the task at hand is rebuilding strength in my right leg in-particular. The ideal gym, Forsithius, where I can continue my weight training is on the same street four blocks away and massage therapist, Angie, is in the next block at Spa Sayamara on the same street. The first massage last week took the healing to a whole new level.
Earlier today with my writing returning to full throttle I discovered, ‘I didn’t know I have a swimming pool next door.’ And, the facility includes the barbershop of Blanco, who trimmed me up today, and sauna rooms. Tomorrow I will have my first lap day in a pool since the late 1980s.
Grace upon grace upon grace from the angels of Morelia continue to bless my soul and reclaim it much appreciating vessel.
With prayers of thanksgiving for Mary y George, Itxel, Gabriel, Celestinos, Dave F, Mitzi, Angie, Eduardo, Carlos, Juan, and the compassion of those who I have yet to learn their names.