Have you ever felt like you were alive in a different time, lived in a different side of the world?
I do, like all the time. I often wonder if it was true. When I was growing up, I loved listening to old songs, like 40’s, 50’s, 60’s old. I also love old black and white movies even those that didn’t have sound yet. Kids my age found me weird for the songs that I record in my cassette tape <yes, it may seem that I am really old but I’m actually not. I’m only 33 right now> are songs that their parents and even grandparents listen to. Well probably because every Sunday, my dad would have this long list of old songs that he plays all day long. And that was our bonding moment, listening to music from the good old days.
Then there was this one time my sister’s high school friend visited our home. At first, she was okay, like she went around the house you know the usual stuff when people first come into your home. Look at the surroundings and admire the things on your wall and stuff. Then she suddenly went weird. She became as pale as the moon and almost collapsed on the floor if it weren’t for my brothers who were standing next to her. Then she murmured that seemed to be words but I think only she understood it. Her eyes went white, like the one you see in the movies when supposed ghosts entered their bodies. It was really a frightening thing to witness. She reached out and held my mom and my dad’s hands and kept on mumbling. When she came to, she said that she had a vision of the time that was.
She said that my mother was once part of a very powerful Indian tribe and a daughter of the tribe’s chieftain no less. She was dearly loved and adored by her father. She was to be married to someone who was part of the same stature as she and her family is. But, she fell in love with a commoner.
That’s when all the problem started. They kept their relationship for a very long time. But evidently, no secret can be kept hidden forever. Her father knew of the affair and commanded her to leave him. But, she kept true to her heart and chose the man she loves. Although with great despair, her father the chieftain, banished them from the tribe and coursed them. Since she loved him so much, she was cursed to be with him for all eternity. They will be together, yes, but it will never be easy. They will always lead a difficult life over and over until such time that they both have corrected the wrong doing they have been accused of, to love one another. With a heavy heart, she fled with him and lead a quiet life away from what she was used to. She bore him a daughter. My sister’s friend said that the princess was my mom, the commoner was my dad. And out of their five children one of them was their child from that life, and that child was me. She said, we will continue to live as a family wherever we may be. From one lifetime to the next. That’s when I realized, maybe, just maybe the lingering feeling that I have is true. I have been alive in another time and will continue to live after this life. Then I thought, how come loving someone who is not part of the class you belong to considered as a disgrace and a sin? I guess, I’ll never know my supposed “grandfather’s” answer right?
The only consolation if this were true, I will forever be with my parents no matter what. You and me for all eternity.