I’m staring at white, yellow and black fish swimming nonchalantly in the clear turquoise water, just a few inches from my nose. I’m lying face-down on my newly conquered island with my head hanging over the edge. As the floating platform undulates to the swinging rhythm of the lagoon waves, I am lulled into a peaceful, relaxed state. The gentle afternoon sun keeps me warm. The worries that seemed so daunting just few days ago seem so distant already.
The idea of finally being on vacation is slowly starting to sink in. For the next 10 days, we’re allowed not to worry. I’m hesitant to get too comfortable, but I oblige. Why not. The phone providers, the insurance companies, and the myriad of minutia awaiting us can wait. Gravity can wait.