Ironically, the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown gave me the time to embrace wild swimming—just when I needed my lifeline most.
Our Halloween traditions hearken back to rituals of dispelling threats through communal acts of giving and receiving.
If you feel more spiritual or superstitious than usual, it’s because you are.
It was never about exercise, nor changing my body. It was about doing something my body felt comfortable with.
It’s very calming, very methodical, very good if, say, someone you love has died, but you know the world cannot stop, and you can’t either.