In my nightmares, I can't get to my children.
They are trapped somewhere that should be safe, but has become sinister and terrifying. I am close enough to see their prison, but unable to enter it.
It's the worst of my recurring dreams, a sign to me that my psyche needs tending, and my subconscious is going to its darkest edges and requires light.
I have always, blessedly, been able to wake up.
The parents of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma are living that nightmare.
My thoughts are with them.
I suspect my dreams will be too.
The Red Cross is on the scene in Oklahoma. To donate, go here or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.