How many times have you almost died in your life? What happened? When did you come the closest?
I went swimming in the ocean early in the morning when there were few people around. There was a storm way out at sea, and so the waves were coming in 6 at a time. I got caught behind the waves, and every time I tried to get close to shore, another wave was retreating and pulling me back out. At the same time another wave was hitting me from behind and tiring me out. Somehow I made back to water where I could stand, and I dragged myself back onto the beach and collapsed. I have never felt so alone. It was just me and the sea.