BYE Now – Part 2

My sister asked me if I had something to wear to Dad’s funeral. I didn’t. I decided to head to Macy’s in New Hampshire to find a dress. I had no idea the synchronicity that was about to happen.

There was a Black Friday sale going on which I thought was particularly appropriate. It was also odd to have Black Friday in July. Typically, it’s a day-after-Thanksgiving sale. It turns out every Friday in July was a Black Friday at Macy’s this year. It certainly felt that way to me with Dad’s passing. I guess Macy’s just wanted to boost their summer sales.

I found a black designer dress that I liked right away. It was fit and flare with a high collar and midi- length. There were diamond cut-outs all over the dress. It was lined until a few inches from the hem, just allowing a peek of shin and calves beneath the black diamonds. I thought Dad would approve. He had more clothes than I do. If you know me, you know that’s really something. I do love me some fashion! And a bargain –  the sale price of the dress was only $50. Another gift from Dad.

I tried it on. The dress fit like it was made for me, but was sleeveless and I knew I’d be cold without something over my arms. I ventured out among the racks and found a black shrug to wear over it. It was a crop-length sweater with feminine eyelash lace at the collar and hem. Back at the mirror, I smoothed my hands over the bodice of the dress. It looked great. I wished I were wearing it to something else. Anything else. I tried to think of a happy occasion to wear it. And failed. I wrung my hands and took it off.

I bought the outfit and was walking to my car to hang up the dress. A friend was meeting me at the mall and I didn’t want to lug it around.

I often get messages from license plates when I’m driving. This happens a lot in NH where vanity plates are more prevalent than in my home state of Massachusetts. As I headed to my vehicle, I saw a NH plate that said “BYE-NOW” on the back of a red SUV. Red was Dad’s favorite color.

BYE NOW

I did a double take. He knew I was there. He was saying good bye because we hadn’t gotten to say it in person. I got goosebumps.

I put the dress in my car and walked right back toward the mall entrance. I’d taken less than a minute. The SUV was gone! It showed up just long enough to deliver my message. I shook my head and strode to the double doors to reenter Macy’s. These are the kinds of synchronicities that happen when you pay attention. The more you notice, the more they happen. The more supported you feel in life – at least I do.

In the last part of this trilogy, I’ll share my frustration at the funeral and how I got over it.

Corinne L. Casazza is an international best-selling author based in Boston, Massachusetts. Corinne believes that through creativity and humor, we all find our own inner light.

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