I believed this dream was prompted by the sad news of a small boy, Dylan Cecil, drowning near my home town in the U.K. Notorious rough tides off that south-west coast (Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset), literally dragged the four-year-old into the water from a jetty. His parents leaped into the murky depths, in a desperate attempt to rescue him, unfortunately, to no avail.
I had the radio on this morning, listening to the news from the U.K. as usual. I heard that a five-year-old British girl, Lara Lewis, had also drowned yesterday, along with her grandfather, while holidaying at a coastal resort in Portugal. This shocked me as I recalled my dream.
Then I started to inevitably think about the drowning deaths I had read about in the media. Of course, Tony Scott’s recent death came to mind, was it the leap or the water that killed him?
I remembered reading how Prince William had just saved a teenage girl from drowning off the coast of Wales, in his magical rescue helicopter.
Adding to all these stories of drowning, I now read that Natalie Wood’s death certificate has been changed in line with new investigations into her mysterious death-by-drowning back in 1981.
The certificate has been changed to reflect some of the questions surrounding her death. The document was amended from “accidental drowning” to "drowning and other undetermined factors". It also states that the circumstances of how she ended up in the water off Catalina Island, in November 1981, are "not clearly established".
My question is this, why so much emphasis on drowning in the media these past few days? I hardly remember a time when there was so much focus on one particular ‘style of death’, as macabre as that sounds. This gives me a feeling of uneasiness, as I ponder the significance of ‘drowning’ in the world.
Then there's this... American Everyman blog http://willyloman.wordpress.com/ also picked up on an Aurora linked drowning here...