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In The Sunshine

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This chapter relates Midori Sekiguchi's experiences of when her mother-in-law passed away. The following day, burdened with a heavy heart, she saw a beautiful sight in the western sunshine. Sitting in the car park, she noticed a mass of yellow butterflies dancing in the sunshine. They flew up and down airily like a vision. This vision reminded her of a dream she had had earlier. As a child, she saw a great number of butterflies dancing in the sunshine over a flower garden on a hill. She pursued them, pushing aside the tall grass, followed by a dog and a rabbit who were playing with me. The author woke up with a feeling of supreme bliss, and told the family about her dream. He husband suggested that she had been to heaven, and the author was willing to believe him, because the dream had really reminded her of a heaven.

Keywords: dream; hot air; mother-in-law; western sunshine; yellow butterflies

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