A Bizarre Funeral

I was at a funeral of someone I didn’t know. But somehow, deep down in my heart, I felt I had known this person for years. It was the passing of a great old lady. She was laid in the coffin with such serenity on her face. It looked as if she were merely sleeping peacefully and not dead.

There was a grand carnival at the beautiful garden funeral. Yes, even funerals have themes now. There was a nice, cool fountain in the middle of the garden. There were children and parents chatting and helping themselves with food. If not for the funeral, it would be like a normal weekend of friends gathering for a summer afternoon fiesta, with endless champagne and wine.

When we were about to bid farewell to the old lady by closing of the coffin, I swore to God, I saw her face twitched. I was alarmed but I kept my cool. It must had been my imagination, I thought to myself.

As they were about to close the casket, the old lady suddenly opened her eyes. Everyone gasped. Thinking it would be some sort of reflex from whatever chemicals left in her body, we remained cool.

But we were no longer cool when she began to pick herself up and sat up in her casket. She started to come down from the coffin and everyone ran for their lives.

I kept my cool and told everyone to remain calm. After all, this great old lady could be their own great grandmother, grandmother, great grand aunt, great aunt, mother, god mother, etc. I was frustrated by the people’s reaction.

As I was standing there, pacifying people, the dead-then-alive elderly lady walked towards me with her smiling face. I trembled as she looked at me with her piercing gray eyes.

Then she held my hand. I froze for a moment and she started talking to me.

“Do not be afraid,” she said.

In my subconscious mind, the greedy Chinese in me started to pester me to ask the elderly lady for 4 digits. I wrestled with the idea toying in my mind and struggled to refrain from asking that question for the fear of stirring her wrath.

Seeing me struggling; she was able to read my mind and asked me if I wanted numbers. I didn’t react as I was dumb founded.

She suddenly started to decompose rapidly; turned grayish and strewn into ashes.

I woke up, wiping tears from my eyes, unsure whether they were tears of regret for not asking for the numbers or I was merely traumatized.

8 Responses to “A Bizarre Funeral”

  1. Lil' Ms Pinky Says:

    OMG for a moment I thought it was real wei!!!!!

  2. Gina Says:

    Lil’ Ms Pinky: Lol!!! Yeah.. it was surreal. I was in tears when I woke up. Still could feel the chilliness of her touch on my arm where she held me.

  3. zing Says:

    Ah, I remember that phrase, “Do not be afraid”! Shows that even when you were sleeping, you remember Fr. Larry’s homily last Sunday! Hahahaaa! :P

    Maybe it is you in your subconscious state, feeling really guilty regarding the kitten thingy in your previous post, and indirectly, relate the elderly lady to the kitten. Ergo, the kitten is telling you “Do not be afraid, all is forgiven?”!!! :)

  4. Gina Says:

    Zing: I know you gonna mention about Father Larry. Yes.. it means, I really paid attention to sermons and not main main lor! Haha! Hopefully lah.. I think the little kitty is gone. Can feel it. Sigh.

  5. YY Says:

    u sure this whole thing didn’t happen while you were asleep ah???

  6. Gina Says:

    YY: It might happened… in my parallel life.

  7. asme Says:

    Can’t stand your dreams. Too imaginative for my liking.

    My gawd, next you will be dreaming that you are Idi Amin or something.

  8. Gina Says:

    asme: Lol!!! I cannot stand myself for having such weird dreams either! This morning too.. but I forgotten about them as soon as I woke up.

    Who is this Idi Amin ah.. I would do a read up.. and see if I would dream of the dictator tonight.. and will ask him for 4D. Lol!

    Updated: I watched the Last King of Scotland – and I finally found out who is Idi Amin. I think I wish I am Idi Amin now so I could commit some genocide on people who takes four wives on the reason: I can’t work if I don’t get to marry another woman.

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