life does look better under a blue sky broken only by waving palms with their clusters of green shelled coconuts. truly. i spent three entire days (for the most part) on a lounge chair beside a blue pool, under a blue sky with brilliant green palms and a good friend beside me. i read 3 1/2 books, dipped my feet in the pool when i got too hot, and watched the families with kids thinking to myself, "ahhhhh - so nice to be here alone". i met up with a old friend from florida for an hour one afternoon, but other than that, there was no agenda, no plan, nowhere to go, and nothing to do. pure, unadulterated bliss. i couldn't live a whole life of nothing under the palms of south florida, but three days of it was totally sweet.