I think that it was a Tuesday morning, not too long ago. I wasn’t expecting it, and that is when “things” that come out of nowhere often happen. I wonder if “they” plan it that way to catch you off guard. Sometimes I can reach them by talking to them out loud or in my mind. Mostly, they visit unannounced. Since they aren’t talking, I have to guess and assume. The visitors once lived and most of them that visit appear to me when they feel the need to do so.
I had been thinking about a family friend who exited the earth more than ten years ago. I found myself wondering what he would look like if he were alive today. How would he have aged? Would I recognize him? Would his hair still be brown? Would his mind be clear? I had a few more thoughts about him and his family.
A few minutes later the lighting fixture in the living room start swaying back and forth. At first I thought that it might be an earthquake but nothing else was moving in the room. I looked in other rooms and at other fixtures. No, nothing else was moving. This movement went on for a few minutes as I sat mesmerized.
The next day I saw down in the same location in the living room and stared at the fixture. “Okay” I said silently to myself. I was daring it to move again. Of course, nothing happened. Not many people appreciate being dared.