Fantastic Friday: What Dreams May Come

My late father-in-law joked with me–even from the Beyond.

Early Thursday morning, I dreamed of my late father-in-law. He handed me three crumpled $1 bills.

I frowned at them and said, “You don’t owe me this.”

He simply said, “you’re going to need them.”

When I awoke, I remembered the dream, but I didn’t think much of it: it seemed merely random.

A few minutes later, my husband came down to leave for work. He was packing his coffee thermos and said, “Oh, I almost forgot! I sold a copy of Corgi Capers to a friend yesterday. I need to give him change. I need ten dollars.”

He gave me the money, and I looked in my wallet for change. I had a $5 bill and two $1 bills. I looked up at my husband and said, “Darn it–I need three more dollars.”

Then I smiled. I remembered the three crumpled dollar bills from my dream. My father-in-law had been right, and I could just see him smiling and laughing the way he always used to do when he would pull a prank. Here he had given me the money I needed in a dream, but dream-money does little to help reality, and I smiled at the idea of him chuckling up there in the great Beyond.

Eventually, I found another $5 bill somewhere, but not the three crumpled bills I had been searching for. But what I did find was a smile to last me through the day and a renewed belief in the fact that there is much more wonder in this world than we can ever truly understand.

And that is an amazing thing.


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