last night, i woke up on the couch. i wandered sleepily to the end of the house to tell jennifer and dan that i was heading to bed. apparently i am weightless in my dreams, because dan scooped me up effortlessly, one arm under my shoulders, the other under my knees, my white nightgown trailing over his arm. he and jennifer walked side by side down the hall with me cradled half-asleep in dan's arms. this is all i remember of the dream, the three of us moving down the hall together. i felt absolutely loved and safe as they took me where i needed to be, to rest.