I returned home to where I grew up and found a swimming pool in the grass next to it. It was set directly into the ground, with no concrete deck. As I walked around it, I came to a spot where I was especially careful — somehow I knew there was a deep vertical hole to accommodate a wide horizontal pipe that came out from the pool.
EP saw me and asked what I was doing. I pointed out the hidden danger, and we discussed it could have been laid closer to the surface even if it would not have looked very good. I wondered why he was speaking to me at all as he never had because I was not popular. I also got it into my head that he attended the same college, which surprised me because I didn’t recall that at all. I began to name boys I knew, but he didn’t recognize any of them. And all I could do was wonder why he was talking to me.