Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Odd Energy

Recently I've been struck by a couple of random thoughts that preceded actual events or at least my receiving news of those events. On February 29 as we took shelter from the tornadic storms that swept the midwest, I said to myself "We'll be safe; last time it was Joplin, this time it will be Branson." And it was. When the news came in a few hours later, I learned that Branson  received a direct hit  from an EF2 tornado, right along the main boulevard.

This morning I awoke thinking about Susan Drew Funderberg. Susan was a school friend of my daughter, Robin, and we are facebook friends today, so I see her postings about what is happening in her life. Six months ago she posted about her son Joe suffering a serious fracture to his leg. She traveled to see him and brought him from Colorado to her home for recovery. Susan is a very nice person, but she is not someone who is tightly woven into my life, so I don't spend a lot of time communicating with her or thinking about her. However, this morning, she was on my mind when I awoke and I wondered about her and how her son's recovery was progressing. A couple hours later, I went on Facebook and saw that she had posted the following: 
"(sigh) My son, Joe. Six months after breaking his tib/fib on left leg. Drove 9 hours from Breckenridge, CO to Jackson Hole, WY. Second day of snowboarding and he breaks his right leg. Tibial plateau, immediately below knee. CAT scan today. Surgery will be Friday. Dr. called it "riskier" than last time. Prayers, please."

My thoughts were so specific as to person and place that I find them eery. I offer no explanation or theory, I just marvel at them. You must have had similar experiences, please tell me about them.  

6 comments:

  1. I do this often. Most of the time, it's just a "reading people" or intuition thing, I think. Someone will be about to tell me some news and I'll just guess it before they can spit it out, usually with really nice accuracy.

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    1. Yes, I get the reading people or intuition thing. Sometimes you can sense when something is up with someone you are really close to, but the occurrences I focused on dealt with situations that did not involve anyone close to me -- Susan lives in Virginia and I never see her or talk to her. And the tornado thing wasn't about people at all, these were virtual "bolts out of the blue."

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  2. If you happen to have some random thoughts about winning lotto numbers, please let me know BEFORE they draw the numbers!

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    1. Sure, I'll broadcast to every anonymous I know!

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    2. You can't tell your own daughter's humor?

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    3. I should have known. Sorry!

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