On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
Good info. I was a lifeguard forever and I have seen this time and time again. The most dramatic cases are the kids. They just sink. No sound, no indication they went under. They just get out over their head or jump in and don't come back up. Thanks for posting.