Someone who I just started talking to online sent me a picture of himself. Looking into the camera from behind him is a man who looks just like my brother. No matter how much I try I can’t see how it could be anyone else. My brother has been dead for eight and a half years.
So, this is either a ghostly presence on the photo (we’ll know if the sender writes back that there is no one else in the photo), a pretty old picture of the sender who is trying to make himself look younger, just a coincidence, or my brother is alive (I never did see his body and he was cremated).
I can’t sleep until I know. It’s haunting me almost. I pick apart every facial feature and can’t find anything not right. Even the expression is familiar.