Somewhere, sometime

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My father died after a long degenerative process. We never had a good relationship and many questions remained unfinished. But I've always been around during his last months of life. The next day his death, in the cremation ceremony, I heard the words of the priest without paying attention to what was being said. I left the room to get some air, thinking about everything that had not been said between us. At that moment, a young man with beard and bright eyes, with a restrained smile approached. He told me: "Your father is right!" That phrase had a strong impact on me for a few moments. "I beg your pardon if I'm bothering you," he continued. I could not say anything. I could just look into his eyes, saying nothing. "I never know how to approach people to say what I need to say," he said. "I do not understand," I got to say. We stared at each other briefly. I realized he was trying to evaluate my reactions. I tried to put my ideas in order and I tried to understand the reason for that conversation. "I'll try to explain myself," he continued. "I get messages from people recently deceased. This happens to me since I was very young. Over time, I learned that I could be helpful here. I spend two to three hours a day here trying to be helpful." "So you wanna tell me that you received a message from my father?", I asked. "Yes. Your father told me that he's fine." "And what else did he say?" "He told me he wanted to reassure you about unfinished issues between you. He wants you to move on with your life. He somehow takes responsibility. I realize that he acknowledges that he should have done more." I could not say anything. Actually, I realized that I was emotionally compromised, unable to say anything. So I asked him "how do you know my father is and how you know you should say that to me? Will you charge me for all this?" He then stepped back. "My friend, I am not here for money. I am a professor of physics at the University, a few blocks from here. I realized I had this gift and decided to study. And now I understand better what happens to me." "And what happens?" "I studied, but I still do not know exactly what happens. I think we have still much to learn to understand what happens." "And how do you know it was my father and that I am?" "Well .. I know what I feel and I know what I 'hear' who recently passed away. From there, it is faith that makes me believe that is your father and that is you." "What, what .... faith? You did not study physics?" "I'll explain how I understand what happens. I believe I receive something like a phone call. On this side, I am. On the other hand, is someone willing to communicate with people who are here, close to me." "And you believe that on the other side of this connection is my dad?" "Yes, I believe. From a more scientific way, I believe particles in my brain are paired briefly with particles somewhere, at some point of time, which are handled by your father wanting to send me a message." "And he did not try to talk directly to me?" "He probably tried to communicate with the person who was closest to you and who has that ability to get this message." He then touched my shoulder and finished: "I'm here everyday. Come back tomorrow and I can tell you more things he wants to talk to you. Ok?" And he walked away, heading in the direction of another person who had just arrived in the room. I lost myself for a moment with my thoughts. Somewhere, at some point of time, my father was alive trying to communicate with me. He wanted to reassure me, that every one of us could follow our lives in peace. When he had finished his conversation and walked across the room, I went to him again. "If you receive messages from him, then it means that he is alive?", I asked. "But what exactly does being alive? How many people are living like you and me and do not seem to live their lives?", he replied. And he turned away from me again. I then stayed with some of his words in my mind. "Somewhere. At some point in time."

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