When I go to North Central High School to swim
on Saturday mornings, I am usually among
the first to arrive. I often use the extra few minutes
to sit down and look at the pool and its environs,
a series of squares and rectangles just piled
and piled on each other.
The squares are found, of course, everywhere:
in the small tiles in the pool itself, then in the deck.
The checkered pattern is found in the surrounding walls
and red squares are included in the acoustic panels.
White squares line the pool in the form
of starting blocks. Then, of course, the whole thing
is reflected back from the pool's surface,
adding to the silent visual cacophony
before the storm, when fifty or so swimmers
churn the water into crystal mayhem.
Oddly, I find this scene calming and enjoy trying
to sort the patterns out, to find some kind of
visual rhythm to what may first seem
like a sensory mess.
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