Rachel Hines

Bed burrito

Bed burrito

Rolled in every blanket in the house.

As a young girl my father would tuck me in at night. To keep me warm, he would tightly wrap me in the blankets, calling me a Bed Burrito. The constriction of movement made me feel held, but soon I would want to toss and turn in my dreams. Each night I’d have a frantic moment of trying to free myself from the swaddling he had structured around me. ¬†At what point does holding someone become smothering? When does a tight squeeze become too tight? When does one let go?

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