Today was the last day that our community pool was open. As of tomorrow our “Walden Pond” is closed for the summer. My kids, Joella and Jesse and I frequented the pool nearly daily. Joella learned how to swim floatie free last summer at 4 years old. Jesse, who is 3, forgot one sunny afternoon, that he didn’t have his floaties on and jumped into the pool. He paddled hard to get his head above water but just didn’t quite have the power to bring himself up for air. What an amazing experience it was to jump in fully clothed and save his life. Its amazing what can happen in a moment, how in an instant life can shift profoundly. It brought me back to a short film I shot a couple years ago for Ellen Raine-Scott, entitled “Swimming Lessons”. Check out this sweet little trailer.

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