Our Invisible Lifeline
– Victoria! Can you hear me? Do you understand what I am saying? Please don’t give up on me!
(I know that you are there, Mother, but I’m unable to respond. I have lost all my strength and energy. I’m a prisoner inside my own body.)
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– The doctors say that they can’t do anything for you, Victoria. They think that you are slowly dying. But I will never leave you. I’ll be waiting for your awakening no matter how much time you need.
(I feel like a lost diver, Mother, drifting around in the darkness of a deep ocean. Your voice is my lifeline, going up to the surface, to the mother-ship, where you are keeping watch with me. When you sing to me, read to me and talk to me, you remind me that there is something more than this abyss.)
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– When I gave birth to you, Victoria, a spark was created inside you. That spark still unites us and connects us to each other. We were one when I was waiting for you to be born into the world and we are still connected, now that I am waiting for your return.
(Thank you for reminding me, Mother. When I forget about you, I sink further down into the darkness. Everything turns into nothingness and meaninglessness.)
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– I’m afraid that you overheard what the doctor said today, Victoria. Did you notice that he used the word “vegetable” when he was talking about your future? If you did, I hope you can dismiss it.
(I heard it, Mother, and I agree with you. The doctor doesn’t know about miracles. He only has faith in what he sees with his physical eyes. How could he know that your voice feeds my mind and kindles my soul?)
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– Victoria! Your eyes moved! You see me! Can you blink?
(Yes, Mother. Here’s another wink for you. Did you notice?)
– I saw it! You are still in there! You can see and hear and understand me!
(Yes! Something is starting to happen, Mother. This deep-sea diver is heading back up to the surface, to the light, to you!)