And here I am......Lying on my back...Reflecting. The distance was far. The memories went farther. Up until now, I never had my life flash before my eyes. I thought it would be longer and more vivid. It was not.
I was only ten years old. There wasn’t a lot of life to flash, or life worthwhile in my opinion.
“How did I make it over the fence line?” I envisioned myself suspended on top of the fence with the spiked top jutting out of my body. Me and the neighborhood kids were playing our usual game. One person sat on a floating inner tube, while everyone else stood on the side rails and attempted to knock off the tubee by jumping feet first to do so. It was my neighbor’s pool and we were all aware and usually very careful. How daring we were. One minute I was standing waiting for my turn. The next I was losing my balance and my chance. I fell backwards as I eyed that fence top from my peripheral. So, did I have an adrenaline rush that helped me clear the fence line? Did some Higher Power assist me? Was it possible? My head is spinning with questions and possibilities. But I am clear of that danger. I am safe, apart from my endless mind shifting.