Who Am I?

Where Am I?

What is going on here?

I just woke up from a bad dream – I think — or maybe I am still dreaming? There are no ambient lights at all. I feel alone, abandoned, scared to death —maybe I am dead?

I used to be an almost 90-year-old, a bit concerned about the coronavirus, but not so concerned as to abandon planning for my 100th birthday on February 14, 2031.

And now, this sudden realization that my 100th may beyond my reach.

OR, maybe, because I am apparently thinking these thoughts, there is something after life to experience?

So, this what it is like to be dead?  

But, if I am dead but still somehow alive – at least my thoughts – where are all the others like me?

Do you suppose there is some selection process—random or planned—to give some –a few –a new form of life? If that’s the case, how on earth did I make the cut?

Is this form of after-life purely imaginary, or possibly fleeting? What if I am cremated? Does that burn this bridge to my earthly past along with my bones and tissues?

So, what’s next? Perhaps I should just go back to sleep for a bit and see if maybe I wake up, perhaps when the sun comes up.  That sleep is yummy and especially satisfying. I tempted by the hope that when I do wake the elections will be over.

I have no memory of what was going on before I went to sleep. I vaguely recall people fussing over me in the bed.

Now I recall the crash of my car, when everything suddenly went black.

Maybe I am not yet dead but –almost – I must hang on – it is too soon to let go.

Too many things to finish. I need to see the great grands grow up!

I need to see Biden/Harris win and make life worth living again.

I wonder who is hanging on to me from life’s side. Does anyone really want me to hang on?

And then suddenly the lights go on – too bright.

Where am I? It looks, smells and feels like a hospital room.

I guess this is where I ended up after the crash.

Did I die for a bit?  

Then I saw Denie, looking great. ” Can you hear me?” she asked.

I nodded.

She added, “I have great news: Kamala Harris is President!”

I am alive again!


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