The plan tonight was to share some Vampire tales and adventures and truly funny things, but plans change.
Tonight I saw The Ghost, Nigel. He wore an impeccable black suit, his hair was a perfect glossy black and all in place. He motioned for me to sit with him out on my back deck under the cold night sky.
His eyes met mine and he told me a story.
“I died 27 years ago as of December 3, 1986.
I normally wouldn’t have remembered the anniversary of my own death, but, it was the strangest thing, I was standing out in the woods, not doing much of anything. When you’re a ghost you don’t do much of anything. Anyway, I was out in the woods and a woman came towards me. She was smiling at me and I knew things about her. Her life had taken up where parts of mine had stopped. Then her life stopped December 3, 2013.
She looked at me for just a moment in passing. It was dark but I could see the light coming over the horizon.
She asked me who I was and if we knew each other. I told her “I don’t know you, but we’ve loved some of the same people.” I turned her in the right direction.”
Then he stood up and looked up at the stars, l hovering in and out of a transparent state. Then he came close to me and made himself look as real as a live person.
“I couldn’t go with her. But I sent a little bit of my love along, I hope. Well, I know I did. Don’t look all sad. I’m a ghost. These things happen. Hey, nobody should die alone. She left surrounded by love.”
“Who was she?” I had to ask.
He shook his head slightly. “I don’t know. But we loved the same people, just not at the same time. I loved them first, then she loved them after I was gone. I have a feeling she was better at it than I was, or most people for that matter.”
There were so many questions I wanted to ask him but tonight was not the time to ask or to try to get answers.
Love is a force that we can’t explain or quantify. It goes beyond worlds, beyond sorrow and beyond grief.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
Amazing how you have captured the timelessness of love, transcending the threshold of living, fraught with fragility of life.
Thank you for your beautiful comment.
“Love is a force that we can’t explain or quantify. It goes beyond worlds, beyond sorrow and beyond grief.”
From a personal perspective, J, I know this to be an absloute fact. Enjoyed the post and story. Nice job.
Thank you Paul. I’m glad you liked it.
What a wonderful post, Juliette. I loved your descriptions and the kind of soft and tender writing you expressed love with. Well done!
Thank you. It is something that has been close to my own heart this week.
Beautiful and so touching. Thank you for this.
I’m glad you came by. Thank you so much Mandy for all of your support. xoxo
Read this again, J, and am once again so impressed and amazed with the sensation of tenderness that you can evoke with words (when you want to). Pretty good stuff here !!!
This one is close to my heart and personal. I was feeling a sort of raw when I wrote this.
Thank you Paul for your kind words.