Day: Fifteen: Take a Cue from Your Reader
“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” unknown source from a fortune cookie
Have you ever felt awake, but in a dream?
Yes I did. My story is personal, sadly enough my siblings did not believe me.
Before I re-live my dream, I’d like to give a background of things that happened, which upset me.
One of my brothers’ died of cancer. Before his death he told my younger sister, he made her the beneficiary of his life insurance. He also mentioned upon his death she should share it with the other siblings.
I knew about it, a few months after this incidence my brother died. When I reminded my sister, she told the other siblings, I’m lying and the brother did not mention it to her.
I was upset she was too greedy to share the money, she took the papers, showed them to the siblings, said, ‘see your names are not here, all the money belongs to me.’
My husband said, ‘do not get involved in this, it’s your brother’s fault, he should have included all the names in his will, forget about it.’
It still bothered me. One night I was exhausted after the day’s work of teaching and taking care of my children I fell asleep early.
I did not know it was a dream, I heard the doorbell ring, I opened the door, waiting outside was my brother. He had a large blanket from head to foot.
I said, ‘Nuru where were you all night?’
He said, ‘I went to see a doctor, I was having trouble with constipation.’
I said, ‘Nuru, Minu said, I was lying that you said to share your insurance money; with the siblings.’
He smiled, he replied, ‘but I told her to divide the money and share it with the siblings.’
To me it seemed he really came to tell me, about the conversation he had with Minu.
After this dream, I remember when I opened my eyes it was exactly 6AM.
I told my husband. ‘You won’t believe what I dreamed.’