Friday, August 30, 2019

A Bolt from the Black!


Do you ever think that the Universe is trying to get your attention?
A little over a week ago, I certainly did!


The Milky Way
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay




I was sitting at our kitchen counter one evening working on our budget,
when out of nowhere, a gigantic thunderbolt boomed overhead.


A Bolt from the Black!
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay




Startled, I shot straight up out of the high chair I was sitting in,
simultaneously backing away from the open door to our deck.
I fell backwards, well over the arm of my chair, and my legs followed.

I dropped at least three feet straight down,
landing in a V on my tailbone, my right hand partially breaking the fall.

Terry, who was standing on the other side of the counter by the fridge,
yelled "Louise" and ran for me.
He thought I had been struck by lightning.

He found me sitting on the floor stunned by what had happened.

As soon as he determined I had broken nothing, 
he pulled me up off the floor and helped me to a soft, comfortable armchair.

A violent thunderstorm rolled over us following the initial thunderbolt,
and it seemed to last forever.

Every time lightning struck around us, 
I covered my ears and cowered in the armchair.


Thunderstorm
Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay 




It took me a while to recover from the shock of my fall
and regain my usual composure during a thunderstorm.

The next day everyone was talking about what a storm it had been.
For the next two days I was nursing a swollen and painful wrist
sandwiched between two ice packs.  And sitting very carefully!

This might seem like nothing more than a ridiculous fall,
but I saw it as something different:
a message from the Universe telling me to get off my rear end
and get busy with something I've been putting off.

So I'm frantically working on it against an impending deadline.
Wish me luck!





Till next time ~
Fundy Blue


Me, on Donnie and Martin's Deck
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
August 7,  2019
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved









29 comments:

  1. Glad you didn't break anything. Maybe it was a sign. Now, get to work!

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  2. Sounds like a message from THOR HIMSELF! I hope your wrist heals soon. Glad you didn't crack your tailbone. I did that a couple of years ago when I fell on My Rare One's icy driveway. OMG it hurt to sit for about 3 months until it finally healed. Looking forward to new details of your put-off project that you're now working on again.

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    1. I'm glad that you recovered from that icy fall! Details will be forthcoming, successful our not! Have a great weekend with your Rare One!

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    2. I'll take a message from Thor anytime!

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    3. A message or a massage? Opt for the latter, if you can!

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  3. What an awful experience Louise, glad no bones were broken. I'm not a lover of thunder storms as the flashing ligtening triggers my epilepsy off.
    With all the hot weather we've had of late no doubt a storm may come our way.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend too! Normally I love thunderstorms, but only without falls! Take care!

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  4. That's you being positive! I would be more likely to think I would be safer sitting on my rear end!😄 Thankful you are okay, that could have been a very serious injury. One thing you should think about, if you jumped so quickly, you reflexes are like a young woman!

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    1. Thanks, Kay! I have a well-developed startle response for sure! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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  5. Now that's what I call a sign! :)

    Glad you're doing okay overall. Good luck with that project!

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    1. Thanks, Madeline! My project is progressing, and the deadline is close. Have a good one!

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  6. "...a message from the Universe telling me to get off my rear end
    and get busy with something I've been putting off."

    Yikes! I suggest you get whatever it is done right away! 😅

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    1. Trust me, I'm taking this message seriously, Sandi! Have a great weekend!

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  7. I have seen lightning shoot down from a hanging light fitting above our dining table when we lived near a lake. It was So scary so I know how you would have felt. Maybe it was all too close for comfort but SO, very,very glad you are safe and nothing was broken. Take care with the wrist and hope the deadline will be met without any more upsets.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I'm 100% now. Checked out by my doctor today who said I was very lucky. We're off to Colorado Springs for a fun wedding this weekend, and Breckenridge on Thursday. So I'm work, work, working. All the best to you and Hugh!

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  8. That was certainly scary. I’m glad that you weren’t hurt too bad. I was actually struck by lightening once. I was in my basement and it was storming. I was reaching into my washing machine to get the clothes when the bolt struck outside Somehow the lightening went through my wrist and came out on my belly which was touching the washer. I had burn marks on both places but wasn’t hurt otherwise. Scary though.

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    1. OMG, Peggy! You were struck by lightning and lived! Wow! What an experience. It is so good to see you!!!!! You have been on my mind! I hope all is well with you and Don and family.

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  9. So you ticked off Zeus? Darn, I'm going to stay far far far away from you lol

    When it hits right nearby it sure does cause a bang, and a power surge sometimes and fries things. Stupid lightning. Hopefully you are healed up and working away at your bay.

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    1. I am working away, for sure, Pat. Somehow knowing someone who writes about a time machine shaped, colored, and spotted like a giant cat is very freeing! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  10. Ohhhh - I hate those bolts when they seem to be right on top of you! Good that nothing was broken. I have a blog friend who just broke both wrists! Your smiling photo makes me smile, too.

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  11. Thor is in your local area.

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  12. I too have had forces of Nature conspire against my tailbone. I don't think it is legally actionable but sure feels like it should be. Best wishes for speedy recovery, Louise.

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  13. I'm sorry about your fall. That's quite upsetting, but if it told you that you needed to do something, then I hope it's worth the pain. You would not enjoy the thunderstorms we have here nearly every day during the summer.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. First, so sorry about the fall. I do, however, feel the universe sends us messages so we will pay attention. To me lightning can be scary because of the intense power but, it is also mysterious which draws me to watch a storm from a safe distance. Good luck with your project.

    PS - I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed all your stories from your childhood. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Yikes! Can't the universe send us messages in a less dramatic fashion? Like a letter or a phone call? I've had this long drawn-out message lately of a fricked up shoulder. It does not allow me to do anything but meditate and write. I got the message but it won't stop sending it. Geez. We're supposed to maybe perhaps who knows get the hurricane/ tropical storm/record rainfall this weekend in Nova Scotia. Maybe I'll get the quill pen ready.

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  16. Ouchie! I hope you're mending quickly, and good luck with your deadline.

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  17. I've experienced a few close bolts (mostly when outdoors) and it can knock you down. I hope you're healing quickly (I was worried you'd broken your tailbone, which is a pain!

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  18. Glad you didn't suffer serious injuries! I do love a good thunderstorm though. I usually tuck in bed with a hot tea and a good book when one rolls through town. I do believe the universe gives us signs, so it may be wise for you to heed its warning and stop procrastinating ;)

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