It was foggy that day, but suddenly the fog lifted and the sun came out. I was on that strange street I encountered the other day! Down the road was that tavern, “The Meeting Place”. I went in.
I scanned the room, the bar was empty, but I had a feeling I wasn’t alone! Where was the “lady in the mirror? My heart sank.
There was a song playing on the jukebox. “We’ll Meet Again” with Vera Lynn singing.
Then I spotted her, in a far corner, at a table for two. She was dressed in red not black like the time before. She was staring into a mirror that flanked the table on two sides.
I slowly approached her and she saw me coming in the mirror. I saw her expressive face smiling at me!
“Remember me?” I said, sitting next to her so we were both facing the mirror.
“Oh yes, I remember you, that’s why I’m here!”
The bartender came over. I ordered two glasses of red wine.
“Why did you come back?”
“I said we would meet again and I would help you with your problems!”
She put her hand on mine. It was an electric moment! Her eyes in the mirror were smoldering.
“You were into meditation, right?” I said, taking a sip of wine.
“Yes, meditation for the body, mind, and soul! Now, what’s your problem?” she whispered, her face close to mine!
“Well, I get frustrated and anxious when I wonder what’s my purpose in life, what’s meaningful to me, and what’s the point of it all?”
“What you need to do, my friend, is open your chakras!”
“ What are chakras?”
She squeezed my hand and I felt a tingling sensation in my fingers!
“Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of your body. They govern your psychological properties. Instinctual and High Mental.”
I signaled the bartender to bring us a bottle of wine. He came and re-filled our glasses.
“If you can open your crown chakra, you will release the wisdom to figure out your problem. But you must meditate hard and look for the answer, it will come.”
“What should I do?”
“We will hold hands and close our eyes and be still. You think about the answer to your problem.”
She whispered into my ear, “Be still, be still,” and then brushed her lips on my cheek!
A few minutes of silence followed. She broke the silence and said:
“It was not into your ear, I whispered, but into your heart.
It was not my lips that kissed you, but my soul!”
She kept holding my hand.
“Did you come up with an answer to your problem?”
Her eyes were burning me through the mirror.
“Yes, I think I have come up with my purpose and meaning. I’m a writer, and through my writing, my readers might come to a better understanding of themselves and the world. There is truth in fiction! Through my writing, things will become clearer to me too!”
“I’m so glad I met you, I feel better in my skin now. I don’t want to lose you. I need your support.”
She touched my cheek with her warm hand and said:
“Just think of me and I will always be walking with you through life!”
I looked in the mirror and the only person I saw was myself! She was gone!
The bartender came over and said, “You owe me $10 for the wine!”