My nephew, who is 7, showed me their school newsletter and I was pleasantly surprised to see articles on Sherlock and Doctor Who. He also pointed to a page with reviews of online games, which he plays for hours and hours on end. I attended the same school and back then, this same newsletter was filled with mostly sports stories. What is happening.
P.S. He has been patient enough to watch BBC specials with me on topics such as Henri Matisse’s cutouts and homes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He also asked me what Al-Jazeera was and wanted to watch that, too, while simultaneously asking to buy him a skateboard and talking to me about Kickass Torrents, the site. I think he’ll be okay.
My Mom has been showing up in my dreams almost every night for the last week or so. It’s her 2nd death anniversary on Thursday. In the past I’ve dreamt of her close to Christmastime or on my birthday and it would feel so real that I would wake up crying but feeling strangely comforted and peaceful. Then there have been times when I sensed something trailing me or hovering around me, like yesterday as I was cooking. It was odd but not menacing, and it’s a sensation that is difficult to describe without sounding like a lunatic.
I didn’t use to believe in these things but in psychology class we discussed visitations from the dead. I guess this has to do more with the process of bereavement than with supernatural phenomena. That said not a day goes by that I don’t miss her or think about her.
I hope they locate that missing Malaysia Airlines plane.