by Yoni Schlussel and Ruchi Koval
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there lived an exceptional ancient civilization. This remarkable community was very unique and was full of love, warmth, and fondness, and had deep affection for one another. While their days were very busy, as were others in their time, with the practical tasks of plowing the fields, preparing their food, and running their homes – they were distinctive in how they spent their free time.
Daily, after all their hard work, they would gather together – children, parents, and grandparents – to relax and enjoy each other’s company at the small lake near their homes. Each family would unwind and share the details of their day while swimming together at the lake. They took great joy in this time and each other, experiencing the sensory pleasure of the swimming with the emotional bonding of the experience. The lake thus became their center, the focal point and heart of their leisure activities, and a huge focus in their culture. Generation after generation of fond memories would be created at the lake, of bonding with endearment and love by and in the water.