We have had an early cold snap so that the lake temperature has fallen much more quickly this year than last. This morning was a nice frosty one with a few people using scrapers on their cars and one student I saw walking to school fell on some ice. When the mile swim was done, my coolness wasn't just some external show like most hypocrites do. No, it was truly a cool that reached down into my core and took hold of my soul. Winter swimming is the way to go for those who want a quality cool rather than some imitation.
During the last few swims there was a mob from #BlackCootLivesMatter. This is a rather proud group known for walking on water, as can be seen here. They generally stay close by me while I swim and note all of my micro-aggressions. The other major players in the lake are the #BlackCormorantsWantToBeLeftAlone group. Anyway, the cold seems to have dissuaded them from being in the lake just before dawn, so I no longer have the companionship that I was enjoying earlier, even if it was from groups that exclude me.