Strangulation – what a memory

Once I was wrestling a giant boa constrictor. And losing.

I felt the coils of snake tightening about me. Never mind that snakes can’t actually crush you. Never mind that they have to wait until you exhale to tighten their grip. Never mind that.

I was suffocating. And then – like any ridiculous/good/ridiculously good sci-fi story – I woke up.

Turns out, the strangulation was only my mother and father sleeping in the bed with me. Seems I fell asleep and didn’t realize it. The Amazon suddenly felt so far away. My parents didn’t – I still had no space.

That’s one of my first memories. Ever.

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