Underwater - page 3

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I squinted, opening my eyes into the direct light of the sun. I immediately averted my gaze to the right, my attention held firmly by the rising quarrel among the seven children in the pool. Their mothers, lingering outside the... Read More


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    Nice writing SoldierNurse.

    Just wondering why you didn't tell his mother what had almost happened? If it affected you so much, don't you think that near death would also benefit his mother? I just can't understand your choice to leave without speaking to her...

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    Nice writing SoldierNurse.

    Just wondering why you didn't tell his mother what had almost happened? If it affected you so much, don't you think that near death would also benefit his mother? I just can't understand your choice to leave without speaking to her...

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    Thanks!

    Quite honestly, it took recounting this story to my own mother for me to realize that his mother had no idea what happened. Amidst my disbelieving exclamations of, "And they didn't even say thank you!", my own mother pointed out that they clearly didn't see what had happened. I was so involved in the event that I guess I just assumed they couldn't have missed it, even though I knew they did.

    It really wasn't a conscious decision not to say anything. It was much more of a stunned silence. Though I agree-his mother would greatly benefit from being informed of what happened. With the benefit of hindsight, f I could go back and change how I approached the family afterward, I would.
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    Thanks!

    Quite honestly, it took recounting this story to my own mother for me to realize that his mother had no idea what happened. Amidst my disbelieving exclamations of, "And they didn't even say thank you!", my own mother pointed out that they clearly didn't see what had happened. I was so involved in the event that I guess I just assumed they couldn't have missed it, even though I knew they did.

    It really wasn't a conscious decision not to say anything. It was much more of a stunned silence. Though I agree-his mother would greatly benefit from being informed of what happened. With the benefit of hindsight, f I could go back and change how I approached the family afterward, I would.
    Thanks. You were more shocked than you realized. Understandable.

    I grew up in a warm place with lots of pools and water play and have pulled little ones up and out many times. It happens so fast! But once you go through it once, you become so tuned in to it that you catch it all the time. Not sure if that's a good thing actually-- makes for a hyper vigilant poolside experience.

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