For as long as I can remember, I have been an assistant to the Angel of Death. The last thing I remember before becoming the Angel of Death's sidekick was when I was sleeping one day and had a dream:
The whether was clear and I found myself in a beautiful garden, playing alone like a little kid with the ever blooming flowers. Suddenly it turned dark and the once beautiful garden and blooming flowers turned into a desert with thorns on the ground, the wind was raging and was threatening to blow me away. Just then, the grim reaper appeared to me in his dark robe and hood,, tossing a coin with his left hand while supporting himself with a staff. He calls my name:
"It is time", he said. I wanted to speak but my mouth seemed tied, with an invisible rope. "It is time for the toss".. He completed. Toss for what I didn't know at the moment. He tossed the silver coin in his hand and it rested on its edge.
"Impossible! This has never happened before!" his voice thundered!
I then found myself speaking. I fell to his feet shivering with horror in my eyes. He then said.,"the coin I tossed is the coin of death, it determined whether you will live or die at the moment. Heads you live, Tails you die..but you...your toss rested on its edge..."
Just then I woke up with a start, panting as well as sweating all over like a sacrificial pig. My mind was racing and thumping like it would burst out of it's ribcage." what was that? ", I asked myself repeatedly without knowing what the answer is. I myself did not understand the dream well enough to explain it to someone. In fact all I could remember at the moment I was I felt my soul leaving my body at the time I was waking up. I felt that if I hadn't woken up at the time I did I would have died, like my waking up prevented me from dying. Could this be what theye mean when they talked about Near Death Experience?
This thoughts kept ringing in my brain and echoing in my heart for two weeks. The dream gave me more of not so pleasant dreams which led to more and more sleepless nights. I started withdrawing from my friends and family. Of course the first person to notice this change in personality was my mom. She didn't really say it out loud but the way, she had been staring at me ever since told me that, she must have noticed and after all she is my mom. I don't know if she were delaying her verbal enquiries for me to realize that we had to talk. Either way I kept my mouth shut. I myself didn't know what was happening to me. So how could I possibly it to my mom?
After about two weeks, I started to regain myself. I felt no need to tell my mom any more since I was already feeling better. I started socialising more like I used to and whenever a friend asks me, "what's been the matter with you, you have been so withdrawn of late". Wow, most of them didn't even realize my withdrawal until I came back from my shell hmmm..
Thing where going quite smoothly until I came to sleep one night after a tired day at work. The day has been stressful and I would say I was rather angry when I came back because of my boss. I do not really know if that was what triggered the dream or whether it was that past dream that triggered a chain dream. I do not know till date. It suddenly became windy and dusty like a desert. Body paralysis came over me and I screamed and screamed without being heard....
To be continued..
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