Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004
It's good to be home, but I am very, very glad that I went to Tucson, in spite of some detours along the way. I rode down with a friend on what would normally have been a two-hour drive, give or take. I think it ended up nearer three hours by the time everything was said and done, between road construction and the car overheating. (Car overheating both directions.)
Once in Tucson, I puttered around Tucson Mall for a couple of hours before my other friend picked me up. Bought a Clive Barker hardback book for $1.60!! I really mulled over whether I wanted to buy Da Vinci Code, but couldn't justify spending the $30 on a book right now. Maybe next paycheck I'll order off of Amazon. I was very happy with what I bought there last time around.
I got the opportunity to meet some absolutely terrific people, very sweet, intelligent, funny-as-hell ladies. We had a ball, monopolized a booth at the local Chili's (restaurant) for about three and a half hours, and talked ourselves silly. We also reserved the right to do it all over again at a future date.
One of the ladies there was kind enough to loan me her sofa for the night, and also to do a reading for me. The latter was an interesting experience, to say the least. She confirmed several things, some she knew about and some she couldn't have known about. This isn't the $20-a-minute phone psychic deal where they say, "Send me all your money and I'll tell you exactly what you want to hear." She didn't make decisions for me, nor make wild predictions. She simply suggested ways for me to see and assess several key facets of my life.
It sounds terribly new-agey, and I suppose it is, though that wasn't the way it came across. It did bring out a couple of details that she didn't 'get' but made perfect sense to me.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )