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A friend visited me in a dream on Saturday night.


I was breaking bread -- literally, sharing a loaf of bread -- with a wonderful man I knew named Nicola, a friend and mentor of mine who died from cancer just over five years ago.


We were sitting at an outside patio, but it wasn't an actual place I remember being with him; it was more like a composite venue made up of all the various places we had shared conversations and meals together.


And very oddly, we were discussing job options, and he was helping me decide which of three jobs on offer would be best for me. This was odd because, in reality, we never had such a conversation; there was never a situation where I was being offered my choice of numerous positions and needed his help to decide which one to accept. But the spirit of the conversation, the idea that there was a decisio