Friday, May 28, 2010
Animal Wednesday On Friday - a visitation....maybe
I should be posting this on Animal Wednesday but it's too unique to keep to myself.
A bit of History before the story.
My grandma always said that she wanted to "come back as a bird". And our entire family is convinced that she did just that on July 2, 1989 - when a bird showed up at her old house (we were all there) and did some typical grandma things. I think I've posted about it before - let me know if you want the whole story. My Dad was very close with his mother in law - once she got used to the fact that he was divorced, and not jewish - she and he became very close.
Mom's surgery went well, she is just fine and is recovering nicely. She did have to spend the night at the hospital, so I spent last night at her house alone. Yesterday I had a yen to visit the cemetery where dad is buried but I missed the entrance, and couldn't turn around - yadda, yadda, yadda. By this morning I really felt the need to go to the cemetery, it was getting to obsession point - so got there at around 8:00 am. Please note that this is only the second time I have visited his grave site. I don't feel the need to go there, I don't feel Dad's presence in that cemetery. I wondered why I felt such a need to visit it this weekend!!
A hawk was sitting on a fence at the entrance to the cemetery. I walked towards him - he didn't move, but finally flew a few feet away from me in the direction that I had to go to visit Dad's grave. This happened two more times, until finally we were right next to Dad's grave (no headstone yet) and the hawk perched on the fence next to the grave and just looked at me. I finally said "hi Pops, mom's fine, she's great, I'm taking care of her"..and after a few more moments of looking at me the bird spread his enormous wings and flew away.
I am not making up this story. Not one bit.
It was either Grandma in a rather fierce form...or grandma convinced Dad to try a bird form. I have no idea.
I do know that I like the whole idea. Despite the fact that I am scared of birds, I was not at all scared of this hawk and it obviously was not scared of me.
So...whadda ya think? Was it a visitation..or a tame hawk???
Posted by Mim at 6:27 PM