This morning, I played hockey with my friends. It was pure joy.
Toward the end of the game, I lined up for a faceoff against my friend. I looked at her and asked, “Is this real?”
In that moment, I realized I was in a dream.
We laughed as we skated down the ice, my friend trying to defend. I made one final effort and pushed the puck over the goal line.
Time ran out.