The ones where Richard and I see each other out and about, and just sit and start talking pleasantly. We patch things up. In this one, I beckoned him over and asked how he was. He even talked about Tracy like she was working on herself, and they were happy now.
I don’t know where this came from, because I’ve barely thought of them at all for some time, except while doing site maintenance on old posts.
Could it be…forgiveness of a sort, showing up in my dreams?
I recall, years ago, having dreams of my abusive ex Phil, too, some 15 years after I last saw him. I asked Richard about it, and he said maybe it’s closure. Maybe that’s the case here, too.
It’s probably come into my dreams again because on Sunday, we vote on whether or not to merge with Richard’s church. (That is, assuming he still has anything to do with it or even still lives in town.)
Maybe I’m at the point where anger can cease, but without putting me at risk of further pain or naïveté. The anger was a talisman for years, warding off a return to depression. I don’t need it anymore.