Wednesday, March 4, 2009

waking to the sound of crying

This goes back a while, to sometime in 2000.

I had a girlfriend Carol (not her real name) and I cared about her very much. She lived in the same town just a few miles away.

I was at my house, alone, and I woke with a start to hear Carol crying, it was just a brief moment, but it was unmistakably her. I looked at the clock, and it was about 5:AM. I sort of dismissed it and went back to sleep.

Later, mid-day, Carol called me on the phone to check in and chat.

At the end of the call I asked, "Carol, I know this is an odd question, but were you crying this morning at 5'o'clock?"

She paused, and very hesitantly replied, "Yes."

I explained that I woke up out of a sound sleep and distinctly heard her crying. She did NOT want to hear about anything so strange. I'll add that we NEVER talked about it again.

And Carol shows up in my life (with an owl) again HERE.

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