My friend from Teenagers
This is long
I had a friend who I met at 15 years old while I was on my travels by cycling in order to ring bells at different churches. I do ring bells but not often as I did as a teenager. I met this woman in the park while I was resting from a long distant cycle ride (13 Miles). I asked this woman for directions to the church so she told me the way to the town but 1 thing she did was invite me in for a cup of tea so I accepted because I had time which lead to calling a bell ringer from her house to arrange a lift. He took me to the church and I did my ringing and stayed for a service and a church warden took me back to this woman's address. I spent a whole day there chatting, having BBQ and also I helped her with the Grass Cutting. We also tried Cigars as we were both smokers.
She is a lovely woman who was very caring towards people. I still rememeber her son.
I left her home to return to the church to ring for the evening services she gave me a very big hug and left her name and address with me. I can still remember her address. After that I think she was forgotten about for nearly 20 years due to many distractions and problems I had as I grew up.
Dec 2012 I became quite ill with a stress related illness which lead to series of self reflections. This sort of stuff often can draw me to areas to reflect upon to understand something.
This week I believe early friday morning, I woke up to see the clock and went back to sleep. I dreamed of this day I spent with this woman. This dream I believe was very powerful enough to wake me saying her name.
I dreamed back at the time we was sitting in the Garden and then I seem to acknowleged the area. I was very drawn to this area and drawn to her. I managed to reflect on that time at work which lead to questioning of the dreams. I finally visited this area I was also feeling something too. I finally ended up in her road and located her home I didnt knock because I wasnt sure who was there. I went to look at the park I was resting at and saw a woman standing at the bus stop other than criticising the travellers occupying the park. She suggested I should knock on friend's door. I went back and saw a lady getting to her car and asked her about this friend. She told me that she died a year and half ago from a brain tumour. I have actually explained to her what was explained above. I tend not to show my emotions around people. I was quite affected by the news I believe I was more shocked than anything by it which lead to a lot of sadness. Bearing in mind I am also a Brain Tumour Survivor as I had a benign tumour removed in 2006.
I don't know where her grave is if I did I probley most likely be putting flowers on it.
I actually Conducted a long distant 13 mile walk back to my home town which made me think about importance of friends. I felt I should write her son a letter. I believe the walk actually helped because I made something out of cross country walks.