I wake in the night and hear a sound. It’s like water in a kettle that’s about to boil, or a busy highway from down a canyon. Maybe it’s a jet flying overhead? Even here, we’ve seen a couple — but this doesn’t seem to change direction.

Or maybe it’s getting louder? What does a tidal wave sound like?

But, I reason, if it’s that, we have no chance anyway. For some reason I think this thought should help me go back…