Reincarnation, I've talked about it before. Reincarnation has always intrigued me. I find it more plausible than the fairy tale (no offense intended to my religiosity practicing friends) of organized religion.
My earliest memory was "I am starting all over again." I distinctly remember beginning again. This memory occurred when I was about four years old. I remember the time because it was before I began first grade of elementary school at five years old.
|The "Black and White" days with my brothers (('m in the enter) at the ole swimming hole in the Fifties|
At different milestone periods during my life I felt like I was being given the opportunity to make a decision of what road to take. Sometimes I've chosen correctly and sometimes not. My life has felt like one big test…..again.
During all my challenges in life, times when I had to make life changing decisions, I've always felt that I had an unseen guardian angel by my side. Perhaps others would call this feeling "Faith." I prefer to think of my guardian angel as a male figure, much like me, guiding me and protecting me.
I never thought I would live as long (this time) as I have. During the past ten years many of my friends, former co-workers, and classmates have died. Much to my surprise I find myself one of the few left standing.
|Jay, one of my friends now gone. It seems just like a few months ago we were standing in front of this sign in Lewes waiting for our table to open at the restaurant|
Last year I had several life threatening medical situations. I've been fortunate in that I seem to be recovering from those conditions. But I'm realistic enough to know that sooner or later something is going to get this 72 year old traveler of the universe. I just hope it's not like my friend Bob McC. who is in a total care facility now, having something to bath him, dress him and clean up after him after he goes to the bathroom.
When I go I want to go like my cousin Randy below. He wasn't sick, he just didn't wake up one morning. Randy, that's the way I want to go.
|My late cousin Randy with his mother (my late aunt) at Simpson Meadows, 2004|
I noted with some irony that in August of last year I met a person who seemingly came out of nowhere and has provided a much comfort and happiness at this time in my life. Yes, I was married last year to my longtime partner after 49 years of living together. And yes, we are very happy.
|Me and Bill|
But I never had that special friend, some I was very compatible with. We understand each other. Bill and I are almost the exact opposites, even though we love each other dearly. Of course that person, for those of you who follow this blog, is Pat. I now kid him and ask him "Are you my guardian angel come to life to whisk me away?" I don't know folks but what I do know is that everything seems to be falling into place. And as Martha Stewart said "That's a good thing." Just a thought folks, rambling on here on this last day of March in 2014. Just a thought.