Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I grabbed two young children right away but they were heavy and I was having trouble staying afloat. In terror, I watched babies sinking before my eyes. There was nothing to put the children on and go after the drowning kids. I treaded water helplessly, wishing that someone would jump in and help me.
I woke in that moment, feeling the terror, the helplessness, and the desire to save the children in the dream. It was so real, and so hard to understand that it had not really just happened.