Hi friends. Just wanted you to know that I am going on vacation again and Oscar is going to the sitters. He probably won't be happy with me but I certainly cannot take him with me. We are heading on the Mediterranean Cruise for 8 days with an extra 3 day tour of Barcelona on our own. I am very excited to see Italy, Spain and France and the Islands where we will be stopping.
Busy packing both for me and Oscar. I send all of his food with him to the sitters so there is a lot of preparation going on. Maybe being away from me for a little while will make him calm down a bit. I sure hope so.
Soon after we return from there we are going to Ottawa to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play at a concert so that takes me away for another week. After that there is a huge 150th birthday part for Canada here in town which lasts a week and I got some VIP tickets to see many big bands play. June is a very busy month for me.... so I may not be posting until I find some calm time.
I will have lots to read on here when I get back. Take care friends and all of the wonderful Quakers on here.
We had an awesome time in Spain, Italy and France. My favorites were Barcelona and Rome... sooo beautiful. We leave Tuesday for Ottawa... my sister is soooo excited that I am coming. I am tired but it will be worth the trip just to see her happy. Fathers Day today and I went to the graveyard. Gave my Dad and Father In Law some flowers. I miss them very much.... but I really miss my Mom more. Course I had to shed a few tears... but I have a story that is amazing while visiting a church in Barcelona. I am going to try and copy it from FaceBook to here.
Weird but True: This is a true story andI will let you decide what is what.
When we were in Barcelona, we toured this old church called Gaudi. This church is not finished yet and is over 100 years old.The workmanship is amazing.
I am standing in the front entrance and there are these huge pillars in front of the priests' stand. I looked upward and took a picture of the pillars and just before my camera flipped for the next picture I noticed something white on the picture so I went back to it to see what it was. To my surprise there were two angels against each of the pillars. One on each side. I could not believe what I was seeing so I called Ray over... I said... see the pillars and look at the picture I have. He had a difficult time believing the camera too. He said if I was not standing here I would never believe it.
I then called the tour guide over and showed her... and she was amazed. Other people were standing around and they started to look at my camera and I asked them to check on their camera and see if they can get the same picture. No one could. Even Ray couldn't.
If you looked through the view finder on my camera, the angels could clearly be seen but no one else's camera would show them.
A lady asked me to take the picture again so see what happened... so I did... and there were the angels again in my picture. It was so very strange. Men were saying... you should do something with those pictures because that is amazing.
I started to wonder what the angels would represent and all I could think of was my Mom and Dad. I had worn two of mom's rings on holidays, her family ring and the ring she passed away wearing. Was this my parents guarding me on my travels?
I came home and decided to transfer the pictures to my computer so I would not loose them. Because there were so many pictures on the camera I had them automatically deleted. Now you will never guess what happened! There are no angels on the transferred pictures... and I kid you not. They are gone.
Now... do I have a haunted camera? Why would only my camera show the angels? And why did they not transfer onto the other computer? You decide.
I'm not a religious person either, but I had what seemed like a mystical experience after my father died. It probably was nothing of the kind, but who knows? I'm also not a Shakespeare scholar, but it always makes me think of the line from Hamlet: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Not religious at all either, but very spiritual... And I find some phenomena of quantum physics to really imply that our existence is likely spiritually complex. At the very least, there's much more to it than what we experience, and the scope of reality that humans tend to regard as possible/impossible is generally a very limited viewpoint... Anyhow, I don't pretend to know what this experience means, but I believe it could have significance.