Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Yesterday night I had a great dream it doesn't happen as often as I would like yet every once in a while I will dream that I have a life without the chair. In this particular case I spent time with a neighbor who lived across the street from us years ago we were standing in his basement talking about all kinds of things relating to housing construction. The second part of my dream I spent with my brother he would rip out old carpets from people's homes in order to prepare them for new flooring I have no idea where I got that one yet I was giving him a hand.
Those dreams are truly a release and even though they are just a dream I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and good about having had the ability to walk and forget about the chair albeit for a short period of time.
In some cases I will dream that I am walking yet I can still see the chair even though it is not required it is still there almost as a reminder. Those are a bit scarier because I'm not certain what the meaning is or is there even is a meaning to it after all it is only a dream yet they can be so powerful.
One of my brother-in-law's passed away Thursday morning, he was 74 years old and had been sick for quite some time so I wasn't unexpected. This weekend will be fairly busy as they have elected to go the old traditional route where the deceased is exposed for a period of time at a funeral home which is followed by interment consisting of a family get-together at the cemetery. One certainly has to respect the age of the people involved and realize that this is their accepted means of dealing with death. Contrary to most people's beliefs today which seems focused on reducing the suffering for those left behind as quickly as possible by dealing with the situation quickly certainly not in an effort to lighten the importance their life meant rather to reduce the grieving process for those left behind. God bless him and his family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Next time you have me in your dreams, I'd prefer doing something else than "ripping out carpet". Just reading this blog about me working was tiring enough. have a great day!

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