Kurt and Christine help Jamin “find his sleep” again when he wakes from a nap or in the middle of the night, crying, wailing for someone to touch him, hold him, carry him from the place in his crib where he’s lying all alone.
Mom or Dad will go in and soothe him: walk or hold or rub his back, and help show him the way back to sleep. He’s lost the way to close his eyes and breathe slow breaths, he’s forgotten how to dream and disappear from here. They help him find it again.
Mom and Dad quit helping me find my sleep years ago. But there are nights when I still lie in bed, alone, eyes unwillingly open, blinking away muted lamplights from the hallway.