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31 January 2014

Old Souls


     For a long time, I have felt that there are people that have old souls.  I have no proof of this, of course.  It's a feeling.  Meeting people throughout my life has encouraged my belief in this.  I believe this is not something that happens along the way.  I feel that people are either born this way or they are not.  


     Some people I have met seem to have a little something special.  They seem to have a deeper feeling about life or perhaps a deeper sense of life.  As far as I am concerned, it is a special gift.


     I remember long ago my Dad and I were sitting on my front porch enjoying a nice summer day and talking about whatever came up.  I remember mentioning a memory I had about a funeral back in Pennsylvania.  I explained in detail what I "remembered".  Back then caskets were laid out in homes.  I remember how we parked the car outside the duplex and going inside.  I explained the house and where the casket was.  It was a woman who had passed.  I just couldn't remember who it was (both my parents had large families - many still lived in Pennsylvania).  I asked him who had died.  My Dad just sat there.  Quietly.  And then he said the name of someone that I can't remember right now.  But then he said I was not there.  I wasn't born yet. 


     We both sat there for awhile without saying anything.  I remember finally asking him how could I have known this.  He finally said that it had to have been a pipe dream.


     We never spoke of this again.  It didn't seem that too much time had gone by that my Dad had passed on.  But I haven't forgotten this conversation.  It was a very special moment between my Dad and me.  And I still can't help but wonder how I knew this.  I will find out someday, but for now, it will remain a good "dream" and a good memory of my Dad.


     This is one of the reasons why I feel I am one of those old souls




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