We try to keep it private. We put signs all around and hope people read them. The pool is just for us, small, a bit old, but I love lying on my back and looking at the sky and watching the trees against it. I am especially happy when Bernie is swimming nearby. Just a simple pleasure on a summer day. I remember with happiness the raucous sound of family in the pool. What joy.
Who keeps me company at night when I am up with my husband quietly sleeping nearby, this author's funny, sad humor. She sounds so much how I feel if I only had her way with words. So she keeps me company when the reality of what is going on disturbs me.