Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rolling Stones 'Goats Head Soup'

Have you ever been constantly reminded of some event, some object, or even someone?

It’s been happening to me almost on a daily basis and it’s been driving me crazy.

I was watching an episode of Entourage a few weeks ago and the cast ends up in a certain city for the Comic Con International. Back when fires were raging in California, the newscasts were about nothing except the possible destruction of that same city. Even when I look at a TV during sports reports or broadcasts, that city’s name scrolls across the screen telling me how that city’s ball team did.

I don’t seek it out. I don’t even want to seek it out… It just comes to me at the most unexpected times and from the most unexpected places.

Take for instance last night…

I was writing up my blog entry with my back to the television. The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric was on. I wasn’t paying attention to any particular thing about the broadcast until we, the viewers, were told about the death of Reverend Ike Turner… Notorious wife beater and footnote in rock n’ roll history. My ears perked up and I instinctively turned towards the TV to see the rest of the obituary.

Guess what… He died in that damn city. The same city that’s constantly an ice pick in my brain. I’m sick of it!

--Do you ever see the same numbers over and over again?

I see my birth date all the time. Sometimes, when I look at a clock during the 11 O’clock hour I see it. Just the other week, I saw the halftime stats for the Washington Redskins game. The total possession time during the first half by the Redskins was my birth date.

I’ve even had register totals at the grocery store come out to that amount. I’ll look at a CD and every now and again, there’s a song with my birth date as its length.

At first, it drove me crazy. Now I consider it as a good omen. And it’s only been happening within the last few years… I’d say about the last 5 years.

When I spoke about this with a friend that practices New Age beliefs… She told me that it’s a sign that I’m on the right life path. The reason I didn’t see it until a short time ago… I wasn’t where I was supposed to be and doing what I’m supposed to be doing. When I see those numbers, it’s reassurance that all is right and I’m still on the path.

Meanwhile… That city keeps popping up every day. It’s got me thinking about a lobotomy.


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