he was six, maybe just seven
I remember where my spirit was before I was born
Really? Where? she asked.
Well, I think it was in George Washington.
We just listened, trying to understand where this was going.
I can’t remember exactly, It was either in George Washington, or this is my first life on earth.
You know, I have special powers.
I can see colors inside of people.
As my son kept talking, my mind drifted to a thousand places. It started with a desire to explain why I was sure he’d been here before. I then wondered who he was to me in past lives. And then thought if I could remember any of mine. As he kept talking, I remembered Laurie telling me about master souls who just guide us from above and every once in a while choose to come down and experience what it’s like to be human. This concept was something she had read in a book.
And I sat there, listening to this little thing tell me about his super powers and I asked him:
How did you get your super powers?
It started one night after I ate the spicy pickle.
and then what happened, I asked
Then I needed to fight off big bird in my sleep, cause you know how scared of him I am, and I needed to get it out of my system.
Yes, we know.
Can I sleep with you and mommy tonight?
Of course, she said.
And we all rolled off to sleep, not knowing what part of what was real or a dream.