Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

How I Saved Myself From Drowning

I learned to let the waves carry me

Woman under water, bubbles coming from her mouth. Dark, vertical photo.

When I was six years old, I almost drowned. We were on vacation in Bethany Beach, DE, and I loved the shore. The salt-laced winds, the calming crash of the waves, the boardwalk fun, the crab fests: all brought waves of joy pouring over me.

My swimming prowess wasn’t pretty. Basically, I could swim underwater, do the doggie…



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Sarah Paris

Author of Signs My Toddler Has a Drinking Problem (humor collection).Freelance writer of all things. Fiction is my heartbeat. Believer. Adventurer. Semi- funny.