Friday, March 22, 2013
Reader Question: Dead People
My only experience with this was with my father. He had been blind for two decades before he died. When I went to the house, his body was still there. So was he. He was quite happy that he could see. I might have even said ecstatic. I cannot recall ever seeing my father that happy and excited in life. He was shocked at being dead but he showed his usual aplomb. There was a sense of wonder about him. I know he did not expect to be alive after being dead.
He did recognize that I could communicate with him. I was fine with it at the time. He contacted me for a little while after. However, this freaked me out a bit. I am not sure why. He sensed it and stopped. However, even in writing this I know that if I reached out, he would be there.
Aside from that, I haven't reached out to anyone that is deceased. I haven't had cause to do so.
Side note: You my have noticed the wheel chair and white cane. When the minister said, "despite being disabled..." I was shocked. I never thought of him as disabled. Neither did anyone I knew. That says a lot about him.