Do you believe in ghosts?
Have you ever experienced the feeling that you are sharing the company of your departed loved ones? Those moments when you sense such a strong presence, you feel that if you turned around, they would be sitting right there?
This has happened to me on a few occasions, the most recent one an encounter with my Dad.
Growing up, my relationship with my father was not what I would call ideal. Sadly, his alcoholism prevented us from forming the kind of father/daughter relationship I so longed for. But that is a post for another time.
What we did share together, was a love for music.
When the Pointer Sisters came on the music scene, my Dad thought they were awesome. He was enamoured with their sassy presence, their big shoulder pads & the way they stretched out the word FIRE !
I know, don’t judge me, or my Dad, for our taste in music was & is very eclectic.
My Dad could also be found frequenting jazz clubs in his earlier days with the likes of fellows like Duke Ellington, a love I seem to have inherited in my later years!
But I digress! Back to my ghostly tale! A few weeks ago, as I was driving in my car, a song came on the radio, instantly bringing a smile to my face & transporting me back to another time. 1984 to be exact.
As I cranked up the volume in the car & sat shakin’ my shoulders, channeling my inner Pointer Sister, I could literally feel my Dad in the car with me. The sensation was so strong, I found myself acknowledging his presence.
Speaking out loud, “I feel you here Dad & yes, they still sound awesome”, I could feel him smiling, happy to be sharing my company, if only for a brief moment in time.
Have you ever had an encounter with a departed loved one? I would love to hear about it!