As you all know I have the ability of the 3rd Eye. It's not something I request for, though by now I am more than used to it.
I remembered being afraid when I was a kid when I realise that some "people" I see seems not right. I slowly got used to them though they have a tendency to stare at me because I was staring at them. Because this ability soon grew so familiar to me, I never really bat an eyelash much when I see them. Sometimes I may get a shock or a chill, but then I'll shrug and get on with what I was doing.
During the Lunar 7th Month, which is the Hungry Ghost Festival, entertainment would be put up for the dead, and as well as for the living. Traditionally it used to be opera but it has since faded much, with modern forms of singing replacing it. Rows of chairs would be put up for the audience to sit, or you can simply bring your own chair.
However the one unbroken cardinal rule is that the front row... the first row... is solely reserved for the unseen guests. It is always empty... to most people.
I know it sounded REALLY REALLY strange for me to say this now, but I only realize that those seats were NEVER EMPTY TO ME. I mean I KNOW those seats are reserved for them, but because I ALWAYS see it being seat, I ALWAYS ALWAYS thought that it was an archaic rule that nobody paid attention to now!
I only realise this when my colleagues were talking about it, and I made a casual remark, "No leh... I always see people seated on the front row!"
There was silence around the lunch table and then it was then I realise what I was saying. Oh my god holy shit I didn't realise until... like 30+ years later???? I was that... blind/dumb???
- Current Mood: shocked
- Current Music:Tamia - Stranger In My House