Monday, July 28, 2008

The Tree that Fell on My Porch

Yeah. A tree fell on my porch. A tree. On my porch. It was literally inches away from my front door. One slight shift in the physics and my front door or window or roof would have been demolished. Have I mentioned recently that the house I live in was built in the 1890's? I am sure the trees were planted also in that previous century. They are humongous, old and slightly rickety. So it is no wonder that the one in our front yard snapped like a toothpick in the storm last night. Here are some pictures. This first picture shows the tree in it's shorter state this morning. I took it looking through my front window. Even broken like it is, it is huge. The tree is now half the size it used to be....






Here you can see the wreckage (note: all of these pictures are after the tree was towed off of the porch onto the lawn by our fabulous neighbors). Now comes the very interesting and cool part. So the tree falls on our porch, smashes the railing, missing our house by inches, and leaves my porch plants and the bike on which it fell unscathed. Completely unscathed. About four hours earlier my housemates and I had been discussing the end of the world. When the shit will hit the fan. Most people believe some sort of shit is going to hit some sort of fan. And we were discussing how just because shit hits the fan doesn't mean that you have to be covered in shit. You can be in a hurricane with all of it's chaos and at the same time be in the eye....peaceful, calm. We have all heard that if you are prepared than you don't fear. I believe it. I believe that is a very literal physical preparedness, and I believe that possibly more importantly it is an emotional, mental and spiritual preparedness.

Einstein said that Imagination is more powerful than Knowledge. I would add that the only thing you can't do is that which you can't imagine. For the past few months, for various reasons I have been imagining my house as being almost in this bubble of safety. A Space where only light and love is attracted there, where yuckiness doesn't want to come. Where angels walk about, where people learn about how to have more love and more light in their lives. Where if there are earthquakes, somehow I am not effected. And when I saw the tree falling all over in my front yard (the crash shaking the earth) and not touching me, a very strong thought came to my head saying...Yes, what you have been imagining can totally be and in fact is reality. I believe when it is your time to go, you will die. But I also believe that when the end comes, however that will be, that...well you don't have to be covered in shit if you don't want it to be. What is that saying..seek and you shall find, ask and it shall be given, knock and it will be opened. If that is true, then if we ask to know how to be in the eye of the hurricane I guess we will be given. Miraculously and literally.

2 comments:

michellekoerber said...

Hmmmm...I'm gonna work on getting a bubble.

River said...

I think they are on sale at K-mart...