There is a roar behind me. I turn swiftly to be confronted with a large noisy vehicle of some kind; but where are the horses to pull it? It passes by at great speed and vanishes as quickly as it appeared. I must go home and find Frederick he will be able to explain these strange new things.
As I cross the green, I glance at the pond. It is full of overgrown bull rushes. The pond has never been so untidy, what is going on? Ahead I see my home and relief washes over me. That is my safe haven from this uneasy feeling that is growing within me. To my left is our favorite bench it is…encased in the tree. How can that be? We sat there only a few days ago watching the ducks feeding on the breadcrumbs we threw.
“Come back to me Edith.”
“Yes my love. I am here. You mustn’t dwell on our past. We are together now. No need to go back and visit me.”
“Visit you? What are you saying?”
“We are together now for eternity. Your spirit doesn’t need to go back anymore.”
“I don’t understand. What happened?”
“You would come and visit me in my dreams after you had died. I loved you for that. But now I am here with you. “
“Died? We’re dead?”
“Yes my love. I had to wait for so long. You were so young. But now we are together forever.”