“Can you see any previous lives?” Caroline smilingly asked the woman sitting in front of her.
“Let’s see.” The medium closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
“In your last life,” she finally said, “you died as a young man. You were in love with your teacher. On graduation day, you brought flowers for her. You asked her to marry you.”
Caroline’s smile faded. “And…?”
“She laughed at you. She said that you were much too young for her. You felt rejected. Brokenhearted. Desperate. You didn’t want to live any more. You took your father’s car, drove it fast and crashed.”
*
Back home, Caroline pondered what the psychic had told her. Was reincarnation a real thing? How could anyone know?
*
A few days later, Caroline met her next door neighbor, Mrs Andersson, in the elevator.
“I am going to have a dear old friend for lunch on Sunday,” she said. “I have a feeling that the two of you would get along very well. Would you like to come?”
Caroline accepted, even if spending Sunday afternoon with two elderly ladies wouldn’t be her first choice.
*
“So, what were you doing before you retired?” Caroline asked Mrs Bergström when dessert was served. It was obvious that Mrs Andersson’s intuition had been correct. Caroline had instantly bonded with her friend.
“I used to be a teacher. I was teaching English at a high school for many years. I loved my job!”
Caroline hesitated for a second, but couldn’t resist.
“Did you ever have a student who was in love with you? Who brought you flowers on graduation day?”
Mrs Bergström laughed out aloud. “Oooooh, I certainly do! He was so cute! He blushed and said he wanted to marry me. But that was many years ago. Who told you?”
“That boy was…me…in a… previous life. After your… conversation… that day, he killed himself. A few years later, he was born again in… this body…so…”
“Anna,” Mrs Bergström turned nervously to her old friend, “it was nice meeting you again. I’m leaving now. Nice meeting you too, Miss. Goodbye.”

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Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
1 month ago

Intriguing, Christer! And, all the more so knowing it is based on a true story. I imagine Mrs Bergstrom carried a lot of guilt through the years and what a shock to her. A mystery indeed – I wonder what happened to the woman and if Mrs Bergstrom contacted her again once she thought it through?

Greene M Wills
Greene M Wills (@greene-m-wills-2)
1 month ago

I enjoyed your tale of reincarnation. A sensitive boy who can’t take rejection is reborn in Caroline. Will she seek revenge on her previous self’s behalf? The old teacher seems to really think so as she takes off so suddenly!

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Greene M Wills (@greene-m-wills-2)
1 month ago

You are welcome!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

What a wonderful story you told about reincarnation, Christer. Is this really a true story? First time I heard a true story of reincarnation. It’s hard to believe. But if this is true, I hope my dad will also reincarnate and go home. For me to hug him, I miss my dad so much. Thank you so much for sharing this one-of-a-kind story, Christer. Well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Oh, Christer. Thank you for the information. I was hopeful about reincarnation.

David Drew
David Drew (@david-drew)
1 month ago

Wow, Christer. You’ve skillfully re-told her story here. It kept me wondering until close to the end!

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