7 August 2012

The Sea

"Come on, Mummy!"  She calls to me as she paddles in the waves. "Let's go further in to the sea and pretend we are splashing in muddy puddles!"

I am immobilised; not through fear of the water, but from the certainty that I would not be able to stop walking in to it, until I could go no further and all life was but a speck on the landscape to me.

"Not today, sweetheart" I say. "Not today."

2 comments:

Rich said...

That's scary :-(

Anonymous said...

I hope you're ok Karen. Please get some help. x