I encourage all of you to come up with your own definition of beauty, and please, make sure that your definition includes all the things you don't see. Be sure to include your kindness, your spirit, your zest for life, and your passion.
I realized that somewhere between pool #7 and pool #10 I'd forgotten I was naked. I was just a body among bodies. Big bodies, trim bodies, 30-something to 70-something bodies. Nothing special. No shame, no glory. No big deal.