…reading a suspense novel—The Night Before by Lisa Jackson—while enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Veteran’s Acres Park. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the leaves were dancing lightly in the breeze.
You know how when you’re watching a movie and the music score changes to let you know that something scary is about to happen?
All of a sudden I hear a “whomp, whomp, whomp” noise and turn my head to look. Rising from the lush green tree line I see a helicopter. The “whomping” sound is the tell-tale noise of the helicopter’s rotary blades.
I turned to see if anyone else heard or saw the helicopter. The closest people—guys on the basketball court—are engrossed in their game, oblivious to everything else.
The helicopter hovered in that same position for several minutes. Through my zoom lens I could see that it wasn’t “Life Flight,” the police, or a news helicopter. Then it took off—practically over my head.
The following day I checked the online edition of the Northwest Herald local newspaper to see if there was any mention of it—not a word.
When was the last time you saw something out of the ordinary in broad daylight that nobody else seemed to see, or care about?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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It’s your “Blue Brain” intuitive observations skills. I encourage my clients to think about one of my mantras: If you are aware the gifts are there!” Keeping looking up… it’s a wonderful metaphor for how you live your life, on so many levels.
Sheila – “If you are aware the gifts are there!” Oh, I love it!!
Good catch Laurie! Never know when those shots might be useful evidence 😉 As to your question, well let’s see! Last week I sitting quietly on the bank by the sea wishing for a wale to surface when something else let out its tell-tale breath as it came up beside me. There was no one else there to notice but the sea, me and now you …. https://plus.google.com/114820480752300993890/posts/hZgL9K4d8hV
Oh my gosh, Terrill! I won’t spoil the surprise for the other readers, but I just went over and saw what you saw. How darned COOL is that?!
Love it Terrill 🙂 So cool.
Beautiful photos–Laurie and Terrill. I really have to get out more. : )
Leanne – So glad you popped in today. I always enjoy it when you share photos on your blog posts as well 🙂
As I opened my eyes there was a mosquito right above me, rather like a helicopter…I clapped my hands together and that was her end. I did not even have my glasses on!
Bicycle Guy was in the bathroom, home yesterday from his trip, and he asked if that was my new wake up routine – made me laugh 🙂
We seem to be in the eye of a wind and rain storm – some calm moments and sunshine breaking through. Everyone keeps thinking we have moved right into winter…it certainly feels like fall to me and not winter and it is very humid, which is not normal at all.
Awareness…my healing adviser is suggesting that the reason I am not losing weight/ or letting go is that I have some deeper fear to resolve…I am moving that idea to the forefront and see if I can bring it into my awareness.
Nice pictures you share and Terrill too…
Patricia – Clapping first thing in the morning does sound like a fun way to start the day 🙂 We’ve had some pretty good rain here as well — I’ll take it over snow any day of the week. Your healing advisor sounds like a wellspring of wisdom – I’m glad you’ll spend some time looking inward (in the Life Harmony program I refer to that as an Internal Inventory).
Yesterday I was on Facebook and uploaded a number of pics from my own old stomping grounds..,…I bet not too many saw the beauty in them that only I may have felt…..pure nostalgia
Kim – I can well imagine that your “old stomping grounds” held some dear memories for you. And I know what you mean… I, too, have some photos that wouldn’t mean much to others because they wouldn’t share the same emotional investment as me.
Maybe the helicopter was being used for training a new pilot.
As for “When was the last time you saw something out of the ordinary in broad daylight that nobody else seemed to see, or care about?”
A few years ago, on a Friday evening after I had gotten home from the last day of a job assignment and I was standing on my porch. It was a lovely afternoon in September.
I had been having these Cicada Killer Wasps which are really big…about 2 inches long around my front yard. So, when I saw out of my peripheral vision something fluttering to the right of my head i thought it was one of those. I kept very still and only turned my eyes to look and there was a Hummingbird holding its fluttering right there about 2 feet from my head. It was awesome.
Ann – What a great story, thank you for sharing it here. To be gifted with the presence of a hummingbird within reaching distance would have put me over the moon with delight 🙂
I felt like I was in a magical place for a moment…a small hint of what Little One (the protaganist in my book) when she was taken to a very special secret place…guided there by a Unicorn 🙂
Ann – I think just about anywhere a unicorn leads would be great to follow.
Ah ha! An unexpected sighting! We have lots of strange airplanes flying overhead that we can never ascertain their purpose. Once the folks were mapping. Another time they were looking for minerals (in the air?) Can’t recall the last unexpected sighting that no one else seemed to see or care about. Will come back and tell you if one pops into memory. 🙂
Kathy – Hmmmmmmm, non-commercial flights over your neck of the woods would indeed cause speculation — at least with me!
We are completely on the same wave length Laurie! I had the same copter blues just a few days ago while riding in Manhattan with Lucille to a film screening. While stopped at a light we were concerned at the sudden appearance of two helicopters behind two tall buildings that were apparently descending. Usually this indicates that the police are involved, which of course means trouble ahead. I never got to know the reason for the daytime intrusion, but for at least a few minutes we were tense.
But seeing a helicopter where you did is even more startling!
Sam – I think that seeing a helicopter under the conditions that you described would be much more hair raising! We’re in a sleepy little town. You’re in a gigantic metropolis. Not that we can’t experience non-positive things, but man-o-man, folks in your neck of the woods…
Well, I’ll just stop there.
Hi, Laurie — well, I am a few days late in responding (I am up to my eyegills in homework!). My retroactive thinking mechanism is remembering little things I saw that no one else did: the quick slip of a woman’s hand as she plucked a fruit from the bin at a Safeway and slid it into her purse and the fox who trots in utter confidence past my kitchen window at dawn and at dusk (no one else has ever seen him). I am sure there are more and they are happening all the time around me.
Barbara – Your word picture “eyegills” has me laughing! What you’re able to see is almost as if you yourself are cloaked — unseen — to the casual observer.
Hi, Laurie — it is my fox totem. Foxes are master’s of blending into the environment so that they cannot be seen. I have been accused on several occasions of being invisible.
Barbara K. – I love it 🙂 (my mom’s totem was a fox, too)