Pedro Lives On


Pedro was a 97 year old man from Cuba who was always at the Senior Center where my wife goes.

She really liked him and would often talk with him.

He was funny, upbeat, and filled with life, dancing even into his late 90’s.

He died. That day our grandfather clock stopped. The grandfather clock had been running continuously for over a year. A few days later, when I opened it to see what had happened, I saw the chime mechanism was incredibly stuck. I needed a force of about 5 pounds to unstick it. This had never happened before.

Next, the battery clock on the kitchen wall also stopped that same day. Remarkably, below the clock is a stitchery which says, “No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.”

Further, that day our rhododendron bush bloomed a single flower. Although it has buds, it had not produced a single flower for about 10 years.

I really think Pedro lives on, and came to say goodbye to his good friend, my wife.

I feel he was telling us that we are really beautiful and timeless, as he is, still now.

Date Recorded: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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