Sunday, November 4, 2012
Do You Believe?
In July of that year, my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, just one more challenge in a long list of health challenges that had beset him over the previous five years. For the next eleven weeks I pretty much lived at the hospital and the yellow rose bush was forgotten. The leaves dropped from its vines and no flowers bloomed. My husband died in late September of that year and I was sure the roses had died with him for I had never seen a more lifeless looking plant in my long, less than illustrious, gardening career yet I couldn't bring myself to dig it from the ground. It was the last gift he'd given to me, you see, and throwing it away would be like losing him all over again.
Have you ever experienced a connection with the beyond? Ever had a ghostly encounter? Premonition? Ever attend a seance? Do you believe? Or, do you think it's all just a weird coincidence?