Judith Kitchen The breath of the mind is attention. --Joseph Joubert, The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert In with the good air, out with the bad. In with the good air, out with the bad. One thousand and one, one thousand and two. One thousand and one, one thousand and two. Push down on the back, lift up with the arms. However we chanted to ourselves, this was how we learned what they then called artifical respiration. How to save someone who had drowned. Push, then lift. Push, then lift. This was not CPR. No lips met other lips. One thousand and one. We went on counting as we practiced bringing breath back to the body before us. It's been forty-five years since that one bout with pneumonia--the one where I drowned without drowning. There was no cough, just the sledgehammer of pressure, the ache in the lungs. And the fever. For days I saw things on the bedroom wall, like a movie playing over and over. The soldiers rose in unison and walked into the swamp. In unison, their heads disappeared beneath the sluggish water. And then, as Breath Judith Kitchen 1 though I were there, under water
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative – Ashland University
Published: May 6, 2015
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