Tuesday, June 10, 2008

change

I don't often write about psychic stuff on the blog because it's easy to dismiss as bonkers and even when you know it isn't - it's probably best to tow the line and present a fairly sane face to the world at large. But we are all writers here aren't we..?

But the other morning something strange happened.

First an aside. One time we had this cleaner and I was walking towards her when she was polishing the front stoep, and she kind of buckled forwards. In that moment everything turned monochrome - all colour just bleached away. Then she regained her composure and stood up and it was back to full colour again. I remembered this clearly because 3 weeks later she died suddenly - and only then I realised what I'd seen.

So the other morning, I was outside, walking towards the mountain when everything in the world just 'shook'. Not an earthquake or anything but a kind of psychic rumble as I walked along. So I kind of made a little bow toward the mountain to accept this piece of information and carried on walking feeling a bit panicky and thinking - 'this is about massive, unsettling change' but what the hell does it mean? No one ever wants things to stay the same all the time do they? Hell no! But change is scary too...

I once went to a fortune teller in Convent Garden and I think I was wearing a black velour sweater and so she asked if I had been to a funeral recently, and I had so I said 'Yes' and she asked 'How was it?' And I told her that actually it was the best funeral I'd ever been to - everyone thought so - a send off for a brilliant artist - whose influence continues to be felt - even now. There were daffodils in all the windowsills of the church and sunlight flooded in and he was laid out up at the front in his coffin. I didn't go up to look at him again - but you could. Black funerals are always 'in your face' kind of affairs the world over...

So - even though this ramble has brought me to death - it's not a physical death that is making its presence felt now. But an ending of sorts.

A chapter closing...

7 comments:

Helen Smith said...

Oh my goodness! I was going to say let us know what happens but after a set-up like that, I'm sure you will. Hope it's the good kind of change, though.

Far Away said...

Oh Helen! - really I've sat scared on this post for about 2 weeks and now after 4 glasses of PG just thought 'what the hell - just POST it!!!'

I hope it's good too... I do. But I don't know somehow.

Elinor said...

FA, I'm agog! x

Far Away said...

*titter*

maybe it's just about the credit crunch

or maybe the mountain will fall down...

not very reliable this psychic stuff is it

potdoll said...

oooooh, scrummy! i wonder what it means? personal or global? wow!

i went to that place in covent garden once too. and she commented on my fish t-shirt and asked me if i was connected to the theatre.

Far Away said...

ha Pot! Hope shoot went well btw.


She's a sweetie but maybe a bit too surface for a psychic..

Anonymous said...

que sera sera