Feeling Their Pain, Healing Their Energy

I was halfway to work when a sudden feeling took over my entire being. I don’t know how to explain it other than to say it was a feeling of incredible sadness and heartache. It was physical and heavy. It overwhelmed me while I was driving and I didn’t understand why I was feeling this way. Stranger still, at the moment I started feeling this immense sorrow the name of a boy I went to elementary school with came into my mind as clear as a bell. Tommy Stevens*. I hadn’t seen, talked to, or thought about Tommy in over a decade. Although he was a nice kid, we were never close friends and I had no idea where he went after our few years together in elementary school. The feeling passed as quickly as it came and I didn’t give it much more thought as I arrived at work. About a half hour into my shift my mother called me and before we hung up she said “Oh by the way, I don’t know if you remember him from elementary school or not but I heard today that Tommy Stevens died. They found his body in the Anacostia River.”

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  • Roberto Lampertico

    Roberto Lampertico Lugano, Switzerland

    I think we are all connected. Your story is not a sad story, in my opinion. It gives me a good feeling, a sense that life is eternal, and full of joy.

    I think we are all connected. Your story is not a sad story, in my opinion. It gives me a good feeling, a sense that life is eternal, and full of joy.

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