The only place Jeb can fine peace of mind and body, is to lay flat on his back with a comforter to hold in body heat, warming his tired aching worn out vessel of life! He wishes for the vestibule to the next new beginning to happen! If not for the companionship of his faithful, four legged compadre, he might never rise again! Angel is young full of life at the age of two. She's a birthday present from his wife of 56 years, before she passed away quietly in her sleep. Angel's the last bond between them. They tragically outlive both their children! One died from from those damn never ending man made wars, the other from a drunk driver, the drunk driver barely had a scratch and returns to his needless existence after only two years in jail! Jeb finds no solace in people, they're no longer real! His friends are gone, outlived them all! His only friend is Angel, who listens intently hanging onto every syllable, they take care of each other! Content to always be, beside the other, every minute of the day. Damn little critter's so cute, makes Jeb smile just looking at her face! Angel sleeps on her own pillow, beside Jeb's pillow, always looking at him. Jeb can't open his eyes fast enough to see Angel open her wee eyes, little tater tot's instinct always knows! Jeb's come to think of Angel as his Guardian Angel! For without her, he would wander into oblivion without a purpose! Jeb laughs and speaks out loud to his beloved wife, "Elizabeth you sly old fox, you knew I would need a friend! One day soon we'll be together, won't we"? He still talks to Elizabeth, she's still here in this house, her spirit is visible everywhere he turns, he's not changed one thing! He still smells her perfume, he feels her beside him in bed, his heart swells with her spirit every passing day! One day soon we'll be together! On one hand Jeb tires of living. The modern era is not for him, too much of everything breeds too much insanity as he calls it! Information overload is how he thinks of it, plain and simple "too much"!!! His feet seem to scuff the floor more each day, appetite's gone, energy's shot! Throwing Angel's toy for her to run after is the only exercise he gets! That night as Angel and Jeb lay awake in bed Angel won't leave him be, she obsessively licks his hand. He let's her, this is how she shows devotion, love! She comes over and curls up under his armpit, never has she done this before! She always sleep's on her pillow! Sleep doesn't come tonight, Elizabeth and his children, fill his mind! It's a good feeling, an awake dream, he goes with it, being it's so beautiful! He feels Angel under his arm, he senses others with him, Elizabeth, his son, his daughter all his family is there! He questions, is he awake, is he asleep? It doesn't matter! So beautiful it is! He can't see Elizabeth, yet knows! Ah! I'm having a vision! That must be it! Jeb hears Elizabeth's voice "Jeb we're together again". "What about Angel"! I reply. "She's here, Angel is your Grandmother Cassandra, she's been looking after you"!
JEB'S HAS JOINED HIS FAMILY! HOW YOU WISH TO IDENTIFY WHERE OUR SPIRITS GO IS FOR YOU OWN BELIEF! WE KNOW NOTHING FOR CERTAIN, IN OUR SOULS WE KNOW THERE'S MORE! DON'T WE! THE MAN MADE GRAY AREAS CLOUD US, I BELIEVE! TODAY MORE THAN EVER WE MUST FOLLOW OUR PATH! OTHERS LAY IT OUT ON A SILVER PLATTER! I HAVE NO QUALMS WITH THAT! IF YOUR OWN HEART TELLS YOU THAT'S THE PATH!!! PLEASE MY DEAR FRIENDS! BELIEVE IN YOUSELF AND WHERE YOUR HEART LEADS "YOU"!!! MY CORNINESS, SIMPLICITY, HUMBLE SPIRIT CRIES OUT IN MY OLD AGE... "We are Ooonnnneeee" (chant that a few times...Ooonnnneeeee! Oooonnnneeee! Oooonnnneeeee! Oooooonnnnnneeeeee) I BELIEVE WE ARE!!!! IF ONLY "WE" COULD POOL OUR ENERGY, OUR SPIRIT'S, OUR HEART'S "TOGETHER"! "IMAGINE ALL PEOPLE, LIVING LIFE AS ONE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Ooooonnnnnnneeeeeeeeee" From a corny old man!