|When I was a boy and my father wanted to teach me to swim,
he threw me into the water, I fell and sank to the bottom. I could not
swim, and felt that I could not breathe. I kept the little air I had,
shutting my mouth, thinking that if God wishes, I shall be saved. I do
not know how I walked under the water, and suddenly saw the light. Understanding
that I was walking towards shallow water, I hastened my steps and came
to a straight wall. I saw no sky above me, only water.
Suddenly I felt a physical strength in me and jumped, saw a cord,
grasped it and was saved.