The Week I Died

“In the ethereal darkness of my conscious mind, I considered reopening my eyes. ‘This place with the blinding bright white light must be heaven,’ I thought. Then, I started hearing a voice. It was a familiar one, but I couldn’t understand what it was saying.  ‘What if this isn’t heaven? What if there is no heaven and I’ve actually reincarnated as a newborn baby and that’s why I don’t understand what the voice is saying?’  I opened my eyes, and the place was the same. Then, a blurry dark figure crept up from my left, hovering over me.”