Do dead people visit us the living? I can certainly answer that, yes they do, talking from experience. Last night I had a dream and a strange one at that. This is because the person I dreamt of died more than 20 years ago and his memory had almost faded. I was close to this person from childhood; we had a strong attraction and a brief fling in our teens. I liked him but did not settle for him as a life partner, maybe because I sensed a closed future. He died suddenly while in college. I actually heard the news via other people as a“by the way, so and so passed away”. I was not directly involved in the funeral, neither did I see him or have an opportunity to say goodbye before his death.
It was just sudden.
Anyway, fast forward to my 45th birthday and I had this strange dream where I could see him and recognize his features clearly. I could almost say his name but he introduced himself to the man I was with (a relative?). He introduced himself as ‘Sir Chairman’ and that his family has since died. I’m not sure if that is a real life fact as I have not been in touch with his family since his death .He also said that he had gone to the underworld but now had returned for some reason. He actually gave a long background speech whose words I cannot clearly remember. But I could tell he was back for a reason. I smiled in my dream and could feel the attraction I had to this person.
Anyway, I continued my dreams of other things but I felt like I was in a lucid state. I could tell that I was sleeping and in control of the events that were taking place. When I woke up in the morning, I had this sense of peace. I remembered the dream, especially the connection I felt. This was a visit from a long lost friend. I believe there was no harm intended and this was a way of bringing closure for both of us.
When I googled the word “underworld” I learnt that according to Greek Mythology, the was a place beneath the earth surface where dead people go briefly before reincarnating. Strange world.
Mosline Farawu is a creative writer who likes to share her thoughts and observations . It is my hope that many will find healing through such writings.