Yes. You heard it right. These days the urban feed says ” its about severing communication” but is it? Naah! I want to talk about our dear departed souls now residing in the other world. The ‘ghosts’ that spook and give you the jitters. A friend asked me:
“Do you believe in them?”
Because I have never had a reason ‘not to!’
I was visiting home during the Dushehra break. I came home from the hostel and he very lovingly said that he had got me a big collection of all the latest stickers. I was crazy for them. He had written a letter to me and put it all together in a Manila Envelope to post it to me. I asked for it but he just couldn’t remember. His ill health was an excuse for not being able to recall of the location of that envelope. With a heavy heart I let it pass.
And then , a few days later, he just left us. Slept the eternal sleep and never woke up. I was moping around the house when he called out to me. With a jolt I got out of my sleepy state and rushed towards his room. Nothing at all. He was not there. How could it be possible? I was imagining things. I gaped at his empty chair and bed, when suddenly the corner of the table cloth lifted from the table, fluttering in a certain breeze in that closed room. There lay an envelope with my name and hostel address neatly written on it. I lifted it up and shivered. My brother’s letter to me and my new stickers!
I scurried out of the room. I read the letter. A beautiful worded reminder “to study and do well and not to get in the rat race”, he wrote. My ghost had given me my stickers and I know that he always takes care of all my troubles.
This Dushehra, I remember him fondly and open the blog for your inputs on similar experiences.