Last night, I dreamt that I was relaxing, alone, on the beach of a tropical island. I was lying down on the sand, wearing a black bikini and staring up at the blue sky above. An airplane flew over the island. I heard the sound of birds in the distance. I sat up and looked out at the beautiful ocean. And then I realized that the boat that had brought me to the island had vanished.
“Hello?” I said.
And that’s when I woke up.