Julie Rafalski

Residency - 11

While walking I suddenly came upon a clearing in the forest that was situated on lower ground, as if there could be a lake hidden under the snow. This lake was surrounded on all sides by spruce trees, which gave off an eerie sound in the wind.
I realised I had seen this lake beofre- one summer long ago in the British Lake District. And even then I knew I had seen this lake before- as a dream image several years before then.
Now I am not sure if I had really encountered it in the Lake District, or if that too was a dream. I am certain that this was the same lake, repeating in different places and times. I'd like to know where this certainty comes from.