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SOME years ago I went to visit my dad and was taken to a large gar­den where I spot­ted him chat­ting hap­pily in the crowd. He came straight to me and gave me a great hug. ‘How’s your mother?’ was the first thing he asked. ‘She’s do­ing OK,’ I replied. ‘You know I’m not com­ing home, don’t you?’ he said. ‘Yes, but now I know where you are, I will be able to come visit you,’ I replied. ‘No,’ he said mat­ter-of-factly. ‘We don’t have vis­i­tors here, you were lucky to get in this time.’ And with that I woke from my dream, which left me not with tears of sad­ness but a strange sense of calm and peace and I was happy for him. You see, my dad had passed away two months ear­lier.

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