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One of the dreams I had when I was out came to mind. It was Bleary again, in the classroom. “So Jesus experienced suffering. And loneliness. And everyone ran away. And Dante said hell is nothing – no connectedness, nothing. Frozen. So Jesus was experiencing something that Dante later described as hell.
“Imagine that,” he said. “No one there. No one to share your suffering. No one to reach out to you. Some of you may feel that now.” And I steeled myself for him to look at me but he didn’t. And I sensed Maria looking at me from my left, from her seat.
“What do you think?“ And now he called on me, and I opened my mouth to speak and everyone was looking at me but I couldn’t the words wouldn’t come out, and suddenly we were out at recess and someone yelled at me “C’mon Mark throw the ball” but I just stared at it. And Maria, but adult Maria, walked up to me her eyes beautifully dark. It was night. And she wore nothing/everything.