I needed to get out and think. The past few months had been difficult and I just wanted to get away from it all, be by myself, think, meditate, relax. The lake near our house is only a 15 minute walk away and the weather today was beautiful so it made sense to spend an hour or two there. It was a tranquil place, the lake was big, surrounded by colourful bushes and flowers and there were hardly ever any people around.
When I got to the lake, it glistened under the afternoon sun and a few butterflies danced around the flowers. I made myself comfortable on the dark green moss on the floor and closed my eyes. But soon enough, I was startled and opened my eyes as I heard a few splashes in the distance. I looked to see where it was coming from and made out two shapes in the lake a few hundred meters away. It looked like two young boys were out swimming. Great, I thought, the last thing I needed was noise. I decided to block the splashing noises and voices out and again closed my eyes. I made myself comfortable and bathed in the warm sunshine that caressed my legs. I was wearing a casual white dress which showed off my legs.