Every evening after sunset, he would go to the backyard and stare into the swimming pool. He never swam, in fact he had never even dipped his toe in the water. He would only stare and imagine in its reflection all the things in his life that never happened. One night while staring into the pool, he jumped in head first. After some time underwater he emerged, clothes, cell phone, wristwatch, all drenched. He did not know why this strange baptism, only knew that for the first time in as long as he could remember, there was a feeling something new was about to begin.