I've been trying to start blogging, but something's holding me back. Is it shyness or the need for perfection or sheer terror? I don't know, but I'm getting sick of it. I just had a thought. I was on vacation in Tuscany last week. I wanted to swim in the pool, which was not heated. I knew if I put my toe in I'd never have my swim, so I marched right to the edge and dove in. It was beyond cold--took me two laps to get my breath back and then it felt GREAT! I stayed in for half an hour, swimming laps and doing water ballet tricks. Is blogging going to be like that?I hope so.