Poolside Inspiration: Discovering the Convenience of Composing Blog Posts from a Cell Phone


As I swim through a clear blue rooftop pool in the heart of Washington, D.C., I feel a sudden inspiration to write.  The topic, appropriately titled “The Swimmer” floods my mind.  But I realize the pool merely poses as a threat to the familiar and yet seemingly archaic paper and pen.  A sudden splash could submerge my vulnerable ramblings in a watery grave.  So I scan the pool deck before spotting my cell phone.  Then I climb aboard to a fairly dry landing and begin to text my latest blog entry before saving it into “drafts”.  If I were more up to date, I could save this fleeting inspiration in the notes of an iPhone.  But in the meantime I text and save, text and save only to publish this poolside inspiration on my blog at a later time:

The Swimmer

She swims in unfamiliar places, from shallow water to deep, navigating her way through a new world.  But although her world is new, she knows it is right, so she keeps diving deeper.

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.”  -Psalm 42:7

Meet e4e author Leaha Shaikh

Pool photo from Wikimedia Commons

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