August 21st, 2009

A few days ago, I woke up from a dream where I watched from the doorway (with my father and a friend of his) a power transformer that started to burn, then it exploded, and went zooming off to the right. I awakened to the sound of my own startled voice. The imagery was very evocative of The Tower, the bad guy of the tarot deck.

I mean, just look at it. Do you need to be psychic to feel it isn’t good?


The Tower indicates that drastic change is about to take place. Perhaps your whole life is about to come undone and can break down. Anything that you consider permanent in your life is at risk. It doesn’t matter how solid the foundation is. When The Tower comes up, everything is susceptible.

The card is basically telling you that what is in the past is in the past and you need to move on. There is no point in sifting through the rubble and trying to salvage things. It presents the opportunity to start anew, so take it. It’s not a hint. Nothing subtle here, folks. If you try to hold on to what is lost, you’ll be living in a world that no longer exists.

It also has the redemption of transformation. All the illusions of what is important to you fade away. The smoke and mirrors falling away reveal what is really important. You see things how they really are.

I had seen some rumblings about Hurricane Bill a few days ago, but after the dream, I expected we would take a direct hit. I still think so. It’s supposed to hit here Sunday. Even if it doesn’t make landfall, it is 185 kilometers from eye to end, with hurricane force winds throughout.

I remember vividly when Hurricane Juan made landfall here in 2003. I’ll never forget the horrible howling of its winds. Sleep was impossible. I learned a few things about preparation for a hurricane. Mostly because nobody was prepared. Including me.

Now for the joy of cooking all of my frozen meat. In this killer heat wave that is acting like fertilizer for the hurricane. I’m so excited. Did I mention I’m a heat weinie? Why yes, yes I am. Nobody here has A/C unless they’re crazy rich because we so seldom need it. At least I learned that having cooked, thawed meat to gnaw on when you have no electricity is better than looking helplessly at your thawing raw meat and having no way to cook it. Yes, I will be getting an extra propane tank, but my BBQ is small. I’m kind of afraid to use it.

Okay, now. Breathe.

Probably that is the best advice to get through The Tower.

Prepare, if you can. And breathe.

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13 Responses to “Hurricane Bill”

iamthediva Says:

oh god. hang on to your knickers, i hope you come out okay… do you have an emergency kit?? like, batteries, radio, flashlight, water, etc etc etc??

Stay safe.

witchypoo Says:

I have a basic emergency kit, but am going shopping in about an hour to stock up on non-perishables including a new can opener)

MidLifeMama Says:

I used to dream regularly about tornadoes, which I always interpreted as an indication of big change coming too. Lordy I hope you don’t get a direct hit, or even a glancing 185 mile an hour hit. But it is good you are preparing just in case. And while some people might call me lazy or a bad homemaker, I think my lack of keeping a stocked freezer is just so I don’t have giant amounts of wasted food in events like this. So there.
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Old Knudsen Says:

We are expecting a stray thunder storm on Saturday which is odd.
All good things come to an end, nothing lasts forever (except diamonds) and nature is change.

I can’t understand why the change is always for the worse, as you know my life is transforming but its always better if you can call some of the shots on it.

As long as you have bread, some meat and miracle whip you’ll be fine.
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Krissa Says:

I agree with Old Knudsen. Get several loaves of bread.
Bless your heart. I am so upset for you. We went for 7 days without electricity after Ike and we were some of the fortunate ones, parts of Galveston didn’t get it back for several weeks. Bolivar, where all the people died, not for over a month.
I’m not trying to scare you, (I feel like that has been accomplished), I am just so worried about you being ready for this.
If I forgot to say this to you last night, batteries and flashlights.
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Jess Says:

One of the best things I’ve heard the last few days was to take pop bottles and fill them with water and stick them in the freezer – they’ll keep your freezer cool for longer if the power goes out.

I’m see-sawing between pooh-poohing the storm (We only get rain! And a little wind! Pish!) and freaking out because oh yes, I remember Juan.
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ree Says:

We could have done without air conditioning this year. What a horrid summer. Of course, it’s also one of the perks of being “lake-locked”. No hurricanes, just derechos every decade or so.

I’ll be thinking of you.
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yanicka Says:

Oh wow, so scary!!!! The only emergency advice I have for you is if you do not get water for a long time, use the one in the water heater. There is enought in there to last a week.

Good luck

warriorwoman Says:

like the diva said, hang on to yer knickers.

you know i don’t feel it, don’t feel any nastiness in the air ar all. no sense of impending doom at all.

either my psychic shit is on the blink or there really isn’t anything coming but a big wind storm.
which is so different from a big ASS wind storm.

then again i could only be concerned with myself and as i have nothing to lose like a house or a boat, juan did turn sailboats into lawn ornaments, i’m far too self centered and am basing my lack of worry on that.

there, in true fake psychic form i’ve covered all my bases.
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Miss Ash Says:

I’m drawing a circle around you! *hugs*
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Hyphen Mama Says:

sending white light!!!

i hope it all ends up FINE. (I was going to say I hope it blows over, but was afraid the universe would take that too literally)
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Coast Rat Says:

I continue to think about you sitting there on ground zero, as I did for awhile last year nearing Labor Day with Gustav. I hated the stress of not knowing how close Gustav would come to us, and when it got here, also hated the blowing winds and sideways rain. Cleaning out the freezer is incredibly smart thinking. I know you’ll be ready for Bill, and many of us will be with you in thought and prayer. Let us know what’s happening at your earliest convenience.

Hold on tight!

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The Girl from the Ghetto Says:

I am glad you made it through the hurricane. How scary! I’m in Michigan, no hurricanes, but my good friend survived Hurrican Katrina and she had some real horror stories from the Superdome. I don’t know how people do it!

Found you via Teeni, hello!
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