Seems I was too windy on Corner Lot 4 and cut it short. I wish to make amends and finish the story more proper and give my thoughts (OH NO).
Dorothy's critters visit her every night until one night her heart gives out and she passes in her sleep. Old age always wins. If love of life, love of animals, love of her home and love for her new young-ins was the only factor she would live forever.
Eric and Stacey maintain the ritual of Dorothy's animals visiting every night. Unsure when or if Dorothy can come back like the animals. They keep her picture on their nightstand and her last story she wrote about them. It was about 3 people meeting unexpectedly and becoming a family.
It has been 10 years and Dorothy has not come back to them. They consider their own mortality and prearrange their funeral.
It was a snowy, icy January day and they were returning from the grocery. Their time ends suddenly. A delivery truck crosses the center line and both die instantly.
Eric and Stacey purchased the property across the road. They leave money to build and maintain a home for children. To be overseen by the county with the funds to be self sustainable for a long, long time. Their only regret was putting their jobs before being parents and missing the special love of raising children.
Before their deaths Eric and Stacey talk in great depth about Dorothy unable to return to them like her pets. All 3 believed it would happen.
A few days after burial Eric's and Stacey's spirit rises through the ground, they sense love. All of the animals that use to visit, were there. Fully visible forms and standing behind them was Dorothy smiling and looking forever young. She hugs them and says "I waited for you two young-ins," and that they were. as young as the day they met. Dorothy adds, "we began this journey together and we will enter our home together." Home is where the love is!
WE ACHIEVE WHAT WE CAN AS OUR SENSES LIMIT US TO REALITY, AS WE EXPERIENCE AND COME TO DEFINE IT. IS THERE MORE? I BELIEVE SO, BUT IT REQUIRES ONE TO SEARCH INWARD AND DEMANDS US TO USE A LARGER SHARE OF OUR MIND. I REALLY DO NOT LIKE THE WORD SPIRITUALITY. SO I WILL USE "SOUL." OUR SOUL, OUR WILL, OUR ENERGY, SEPARATE FROM OUR BODY.
MANY "SUPPOSEDLY," WISE MEN GIVE THEIR VIEWS OR EXPRESS BELIEFS, THEY RECEIVE FROM A UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER LEARNING. I'M FROM THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, A GRADUATE OF LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS. WE ARE WHAT WE PRACTICE. WE SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE BOTH MENTALLY AND FOR OUR SOUL. WE REQUIRE BOTH TO RISE TO THE NEXT EXISTENCE.
I HAVE ALWAYS DESPISED CHARLATANS, TELLING THE MASSES WHAT TO THINK. WE ARE ALL, INDIVIDUALS OF INTELLIGENCE. WE MUST USE IT! I DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS; HOWEVER I HAVE SPENT A LIFETIME OF SEARCHING FOR THEM. SEARCHING AND AN INNER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR INNER SELF TO PROVIDE US WITH "FREE WILL." OUR OWN AND UNIQUE "SPIRIT." I HAVE READ WHERE THE UNIVERSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HERE, AND ALWAYS WILL BE! IF THAT IS SO, AND YOU BELIEVE THAT, THEN THERE IS NO REASONS FOR QUESTIONS. IF YOU ACCEPT THAT. WE SEARCH FOR UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE AND THAT GIVES US NEITHER. I SAY THERE HAS TO BE MORE. THE PROCESS OF BECOMING IS WHY WE EXIST. TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS TO CONTEMPLATE OUR ESCENCE , TO LEARN, TO ACHIEVE, TO FEEL, TO LOVE, TO CRY AND EXPERIENCE DEATH.
THERE MUST BE MORE. THE SINGULAR, MOST AMAZING SINGLE ASTONISHING THING IN LIFE IS THE BIRTH OF A CHILD. THAT IS REALITY AND PEOPLE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. LIFE FROM MICROSCOPIC LIFE, IN JUST 9 MONTHS.
I REMEMBER THE PLAY "OUR TOWN," NO ONE HAS THE ANSWERS. BUT IT IS OUR DUTY, OUR CALLING, OUR DESTINY TO LEARN INDIVIDUALLY BEFORE WE GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING.
I hope you enjoyed my little story CORNER LOT. G. E. G.