Another Chin-Wag with the Big Fellow Upstairs
Me: One ringy-dingy. Two ringy-dingy's…
Himself: Hello Rob, been waiting for your call. Had Gladys clear my schedule for the next hour.
Me: Oh. Gee how did you...Oh right. You're omnipresent...Gladys?
Himself: You're finally getting that- eh Rob? And Gladys is my right hand, omnipresent Angel.
Me: Well, that clears that up, I guess. So, God. Mr. Big Stuff, how are you doing it's been a while.
Himself: More to the point...how are you?
Himself: Yes. I know you are going through a bunch of turmoil in that earthly plane and all.
Me: They call that life down here. Yes, our Puppy Missy is ill. Not much time left for her but we are hoping.
Himself: Hope is good. It's all you have to cling to sometimes. Some life on earth, eh? So, listen sorry about your Cousin Judy. She was quite the gal indeed.
Me: You know, I mean knew Judy?
Himself: Of course Rob. Like I say, I'm...
Himself: No, I was going to say "in the know". Anyway your cousin arrived over on this side Friday morning at 1020 local time. Now, let's see, that was oh seven twenty your Island time.
Me: Yes. Correct.
Himself: So how are YOU doing? Judy's just fine over here. She being looked after.
Me: Oh. That is good. You know God, I think part of the mourning here on earth when a special person passes is the not knowing. Wondering if they're alone. Been taken care of.
Himself: The concern and question of the centuries. What happens after the "earthly plane".
Me: Well, we do wonder...
Himself: Look and this burns my holy arse but if those "Godly" folks on earth would just take some time and listen to their hearts and minds, they'd have figured it out by now.
Me: Figured out?
Himself: Life and stuff my son. It's not such difficult knowledge to swallow.
Me: Maybe not from your perspective but some people here need to be told how to get through and deal with life and having a "superior" figure like yourself to look up to helps- I suppose.
Himself: Now Rob, you don't really believe that do you? I know you don't.
Me: No. I do not.
Himself: Fair enough. I don't exist to tell people how to live. I lend some support around here when they need it most, that being when they "pass over" not before and I'm not the only one here.
Himself: Yes. Really. It takes a while to get used to things on the next level you know but she's- I mean Judy, is in fine hands with the Intake Angels.
Me: That's good. Ummm… "Intake Angels" like a Concierge at a hotel?
Himself: Now you've got it! So Rob, tell me about your Cousin Jude.
Me: She ummmm...is more of a sister than a first Cousin. Her Dad and my Dad were brothers. We did lots of things together when we were young.
Himself: Like what...
Me: Well, we went to movies at the Geneva Theatre. You know, I never saw the opening credits to a movie until I was 15 or 16 years old. Jude was always late getting ready or she hadn't scrubbed the stairs like her mother asked. That's when they lived at 52 Colborne. Ummmm, for reference, that's where the Mariposa Market parking lot is these days..
Himself: I know. Remember..
Me: You're omnipotent. I know. I guess there is a whole bunch of movies that I have never seen the first fifteen or twenty minutes of because of Judy's tardiness. She never got a handle on that!
Himself: What else?
Me: Oh, we used to tool around town in Uncle Ivan's Turquoise Pontiac Biscayne. Big as a bus that car was. We'd pool our coins to make a dollar and go over to Totten's Gas Station to get Mr. Totten to pump us a buck's worth of gas- right to the penny. We could cruise all evening up and down Mississaga Street and down through the park. Oh, ~laughing~ we'd sing at the top of our lungs- "Send me the pillow that you ~huuump~ on, so Darling I can ~huuump~ on it too..."
Himself: Huuump on?
Me: I have no idea. We made it up. Maybe it had a "dirty" connotation, I dunno. We sang and laughed until we had to pee. Then, we'd go to the Tasty-Freeze for a 10 cent soft ice cream cone. Damn, we had fun.
Himself: Sounds like it. What else?
Me: Judy was a life-saver. When I was in one of my worst depressions, she took me in. The Doctor said either I was hospitalized or I had to find someone I could live with for a while until I was stabilized. Judy stepped up. I will always love her for that. Gee, there's so much. So many memories.
The past few years we re-connected after not seeing one another regularly for a few decades.
Himself: Why so long?
Me: Life. Just life. I regret that time lost.
Himself: That's it? Life?? Rob, you learned a valuable lesson- no time like the present.
Me: Well, you should know "Mr. Omnipresent"?
Himself: Careful Robbie-Bobbie. Don't make me smite you!
Himself: Jesus- I'm only joshin' around.
Me: Whew! Good to know. Did you just curse?
Himself: Good Gracious No!! Rob, are you sad?
Me: I am. Like an anvil is tied to my heart and it's pulling me down but you know what?
Himself: I probably do...
Me: You know...I am not too bad. I feel light as well. I mean, I didn't want her to leave- especially since she hasn't seen Tom and I here on the Island.
Himself: Not to worry. Soon, she'll be able to pop into your realm and see you whenever she wants.
Me: That is comforting.
Himself: There will be a sign when she's next to you.
Me: I know, I've felt that before with others.
Himself: It's a gift you have Rob. Not everyone can see and feel folks in another plane. You can.
Me: In fact God, I feel a warmth around my neck and shoulders right now. Do you think...
Himself: Early days but she was...I mean IS a strong soul. If she wanted to contact you bad enough and your channel is open- well, I have no power over that. No power at all. I'll tell you one thing.
Me: What's that?
Himself: I'll have her to lunch one day soon and we'll talk about all you've said and more.
Me: Gawd, we used to laugh. Laugh all the time. Once when her eyesight wasn't so good, Tom and I sat her within a foot of our big screen TV to watch Grease "live" and we described who was on the screen. She could sort of see colours. It was fun. I was so glad when she had eyesight return in one eye.
Himself: Rob, both are perfect now.
Me: ~pause. sniff.~ Nice. I will always miss her. A part of me is hollow.
Himself: That is to be expected. Life and Death. Two hard lessons for you folks- especially first timers down there. Now you. You've been around a few times.
Me: I feel that I have.
Himself: You have and you are smart about it.
Me: Is Judy smart?
Himself: The smartest. You see taking Latin in High School with Mr. Holloway was one of the
best things your Cousin Jude ever did. It helped her be smart. To learn. To know. To be a good and lovely person on earth. Oh, she had some ups and downs.
Me: Yup, she did make a few doozies when it came to "choices".
Himself: You all do. It's part of the process. One thing Rob...
Himself: Making mistakes and expanding knowledge is one of the biggies. Learn. Progress. Love and especially "Love Life". You all have such a short time down there. Short but the best time if you take the time to realize it. Separate all the bad stuff and negativity and look for the good. It's right there under your nose. Everywhere.
Me: I believe you.
Himself: That's all you need. Believe not in me. I am nobody. You are the big deal. Judy- your Cousin, is the "big deal". She knows it now, I'm sure. She really does and you know what Rob?
Me: What's that?
Himself: She misses you already.
Himself: Rob? Are you all right?
Me: Never been better. I better go. You're busy and I've got to think of all the great times Judy and I had- together. Tell her I miss her too.
Himself: Tell her yourself. She is standing right behind you. Bye Rob.
~bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Dial Tone~
|My Cousin Judy. Nice glasses but maybe remove the tag!|