Dream or Vision?


I was dreaming in that place between sleep and awake, where I still remember dreams and where I always communicate with Patricia. What a beautiful dream! It was like a vision of Heaven and the place Patricia is preparing for us.
Even though I could hear this morning’s rain outside the window, it was a sunny beautiful day in my dream. I was in a garden packed with lilacs in full bloom off in the distance was a Victorian farm house. I’ve never seen lilac bushes so fully packed with blooms. The scene was like the Lilac Dell in the Royal Ontario Botanical Gardens but much closer together bushes and much fuller blooms.

Lilac Dell

Though a gap I saw Patricia and I standing in front of our parents who were welcoming us. Our parents were not really in focus and soon vanished from the scene as did the brick farm house. Pat and I were glowing and she was beautiful, wearing that lilac blue sweater with the white doves on it she so loved. I was also kind of handsome. We looked as we did in our early 30ths but more mature and radiant. We nuzzled the lilacs and moved closer together. Then we kissed.
That kiss exploded through my soul! It filled my whole body right to the toes and finger tips. It was both intense and passionate but somehow very gentle. I felt our LOVE had somehow enveloped us more fully and made us more ONE. I also felt great peace and calm. Yes, it was like the Peace that passeth all understanding was dwelling in us.
I somehow knew that garden was ours. Pat had prepared it for us, we were joined and meant to live in this garden. It was our mansion in the Kingdom of Heaven that Christ had promised. I was so happy and wanted to stay there with Pat forever. The green, the light blue lilacs, the warmth, the sunlight, and Pat – it was much more than I could ever have imagined.
The dream, Pat, the Peace – I did not want to wake up. Now that was a beautiful dream. Thank you dream master for it.

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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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One Response to Dream or Vision?

  1. The 14c anchoress Julian of Norwich wrote:
    “What, do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing?
    Know it well, love was his meaning.
    Who reveals it to you?
    Love.
    What did he reveal to you?
    Love.
    Why does he reveal it to you?
    For love.
    Remain in this and you will know more of the same.
    Rest assured. All will be well. All manner of things shall be well.”

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