The Wanderer

By Bob Koches

ghostI walk among you, but am not seen. I am that person that you sometimes feel when you walk along, turn around, and see no one there. You know how it feels when you get that shudder and it feels like someone has walked right through your body and your soul? It could be me.

Who am I and how did I get this way? I was a real person once, just like you. I travel not in body, but in spirit. Have you heard about out-of-body experiences? Well, through the use of meditation I was a traveler, with my body securely placed at home and my spirit wandering the world.

Oh the things I have seen and the places I have been. It was wonderful! I was able to visit big cities, far away jungles and places I had only dreamt about. When you travel this way, there is always a safety line, a silver cord attached from your body to your spirit. I knew I could always return home to my body and I always felt safe.

Then one day, everything changed. I was traveling out very far, visiting a city just like this one; in fact it was this one. Suddenly the unthinkable happened. The silver cord broke. My lifeline was no longer there. My body must have died. How this happened I do not know, as I was too far away. My death occurred without my knowledge, and here I am left as a shadow, walking this city over and over again. I am here amongst you, sometimes felt, but never seen. This seems to be my fate and I am destined to wander these streets through an eternity of boredom and emptiness.

So think of me when you feel that chill, and you don’t know where it came from. I could be wandering right beside you or even pass through you one of these nights.

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