Anna is glowing with pleasure this morning! She was wandering aimlessly in the neighbourhood around the graveyard where her beloved is resting in peace, when she found a copy of the newspaper on a doorstep. She decided to borrow it for a bit of entertainment, and brought it back with her to the quiet graveyard.
She went directly to the monks’ burial grounds where the light was better, and started reading.
Hmmm… They’re celebrating the 150th birthday of Queensland. I’m older than that myself , she thought, I was here even before this place had acquired its official name .
Good! Help is being raised for the Victorian bushfires victims. I wish that I had something to donate !
Let’s see, what else is going on …
There, there! An article on that good doctor. The poor man is 82, and he looks almost as old as I am. He’s still standing on the side of the living however, not a ghost then, although he’s so fair that he’s starting to look the part. Seems like a sweet and generous man, bless his heart !
Oh dear, is this me again ?
No one had talked about Anna and her story for several decades, but there it was in print now. Someone had even been able to get a nice picture of her ghostly presence at Michael’s tomb!
Well , she mused, reading avidly, it seems that a talented writer has decided to tell our story. How delightful !
The more she read, the more her ethereal form started to light up and glow in the fresh morning air. People remembered! They did not forget about her and Michael’s story, it was still being told, and brilliantly!
Oh! It is to be continued , she exclaimed, happy that she would have something different to look forward to in three months time! Something to dissipate the heavy clouds of sadness engulfing her soul, if only for a brief moment before her spirit settled back into the cold darkness of eternity.
This is my first writing, so I made it short and sweet. I also hope that you will forgive me my mistakes, as English it not my first language.
Featured in the group Freedom to Shine on March 29, 2009