This morning I took mild offence at this on Facebook. It's fairly innocuous and the general sentiment is good - don't put off doing things because you don't want to get old and wish you'd done them.
But the bit in the middle comes across as a little bit of fattism to me. Or it did.
My reaction this morning was that Anne Lamott was saying that you don't want to get to the end of your life and think, "I wish I'd been thin, then I could have gone swimming in warm pools. But because I was fat I didn't do those things." And I immediately thought that these words were clearly written by a smug, fat-hating thin person. So I googled Anne Lamott...
...and I thought, "Well that confirms everything I thought!"
Because I am thoroughly prejudiced. Git.
This evening I thought about it some more and I reinterpreted it. Maybe all she was saying was that you didn't do swimming in warm pools because you were comfortable in your life...
...five minutes ago I had talked myself into thinking that I was wrong. But because I was distracted by Great British Sewing Bee I can't remember what my new thoughts were. But I can sure you that I was probably a bit in the wrong, even though I can't now produce the evidence.