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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 11:33 PM

22. I think our brains have perceptions and recall

that we underestimate too many times. It's an amazing bit of evolution with survival, memory, emotion, sensation, calculation and imagination all interwoven like a hologram. Our ability to recall sensations and reconstitute them as visual or audible experiences kind of covers the spiritual and ghostly feelings for me.

My most beloved dog still seemed with me and around me for months after he died but I always knew it was the sensations and memories and my expectations of him being there that I was remembering. For six months after my dad died he appeard in my dreams every night. We would talk, I'd ask questions which he answered, make jokes... after a few months, he was still there but never looked at me, then he'd be there but we didn't communicate and finally one night I saw him with glowing eyes, he walked through a door and never returned to my dreams. I know it was my minds way of dealing with deep grief and loss through memories of his personality, form and sound.

I don't belittle the fact that people see and hear things of loved ones, they are as real as if they really were there. I just think it's our vast mind doing its job of survival and healing.

It makes the saying that "they continue to live in our hearts" a very real thing.

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