My grandma could die at any moment. The doctor said she wouldn't make it through the day yesterday. But she did. Our current guess is that she is waiting for my uncle to drive up from his home. (a three day drive)
I find it so curious that humans have this capacity to wait for death even when they are totally out of it, in a comma, in pain, and medicine can't figured out why they are still alive. This power to wait for that one person to say goodbye. It stuns me. It happened with both of my grandma's I think. Or at least my mom says so. Zu (I think grams waited for your mom, or at least so says my mom).
For me this waiting shows a beyondness. Something beyond the body's timeline. That the spirit or the soul or the core self has a say in when death happens. How amazing that we all are embodied in such a way. That we all have this beyondness in us. This thing that is more powerful than our bodies attempts to die.
My uncle arrives in two hours. I'll let you know if she waits for him. But right now I think she will.
And if it's a prayer that makes the difference I shall pray that she is able to wait and he arrives before her body wins the battle with her self.