…as I type this. One of those sudden jolt type earthquakes that jumps it all and puts things to rolling and wavy rumbling, like a command from nowhere and everywhere all at once, not subtle or graceful but high-jumping type rolling, like what it’s like to be riding in a car going quickly over knotty, rough road. Still going on…
I was wondering only a few hours ago why I had a headache, considering I haven’t had a headache like this one in many years. My temple starting hurting in a spike sort of pain only a few hours ago and it had me puzzled, almost alarmed about the unusualness of the thing.
I am one of those earthquake sensitive types (previous episodes have proven that) and yet, my problem has been that I never correlated the symptoms with the quakes that followed, other than I started to feel immensely uncomfortable in a few days prior to a quake, so uncomfortable that I’d get, as I have been lately, quite literally jumpy, like a horse that is compelled to run away and yet doesn’t know what from or to where, just that I feel a very strong urge to bolt but don’t know readily why. And I never get jumpy and fearful like that, otherwise. Only prior to an earthquake, which I write here because the same things have happened before and the same thing follows: an earthquake. The experiences never occur otherwise and no earthquake follows, is my point, while they do and it does.
So as of today, I’ve now had these experiences enough to know what they mean (earthquake impending when and if I feel as I have this morning and the last few days). I think something larger is on the way, although for today, my headache has just left me, so, perhaps that means we get a breather, and then, likely, farther along, more of a break.
Later…the news is reporting “4.8 quake (some miles to the) West of San Diego“. I don’t like being the harbinger of bad news — can’t run around telling people something’s going to happen where natural events such as earthquakes and other disasters are concerned because they always happen and will always — but I have these sensations when and only when natural disaster-type events approach, and alway have as long as I can recall. Some of the worst events I’d earlier been in proximity to had they happened in any present-past time, I wasn’t in proximity to when they occured because I couldn’t stand to remain where I was, only to leave and find something huge and wild had occured soon afterward. So, what I do is pray and pray for safety for others and wellbeing for all. Gotta trust God. I never chalk things up to chance.
Best to be prepared.
It seems like this whole town’s insane
On the thirty-first floor your gold plated door
Won’t keep out the Lord’s burning rain…”
Photograph, Polk County, Florida, by Arthur Rothstein