Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2010! For some reason, it seems to me that little has changed. I mean, yesterday was Thursday, today is Friday. It’s not like I went to bed last night (Thursday) and woke up on Tuesday or something……
Ah well. Even though I don’t feel extremely changed this morning, I did feel extremely unsettled yesterday morning. Why? A very odd experience for the morning, and I’m going to share it.
Around quarter of 6 I woke up yesterday. You know the early morning wakeup. Get up for a moment, then get back to that warm bed and go back to sleep. That was the plan, and I was well on my way to a morning of sleeping in until 7:00 a.m. when something odd happened.
A few minutes after 6 a.m. my Macbook Pro booted itself up. Randomly. I didn’t setup a boot schedule, nothing had changed on the system. Why did the computer boot itself up? I have no idea, but I decided to get out of bed and check the computer. Flicking on the light in the livingroom area I heard something on the roof, and it distracted me from the computer.
There was a raven on my roof. It gave a little squawk when I turned the light on, but it didn’t take off. The raven was right next to the skylight in the front of the Airstream, and it made a second low noise. So……I said hello. And the raven squawked back to me!
The raven stuck around responding with different noises to any sound I made. Finally I asked, “Who are you” to the raven. At that moment, the raven took off.
Odd wake up, eh?
Talking with Sadira yesterday I found that the raven could have been a very good sign. She’s got a book of symbols and totems, so she looked up the raven. Seems to me they herald endings and new beginnings. Kind of appropriate for the New Year. Of course, they symbolize a lot to different cultures, so at some point you’ve got to be selective and decide to pick whatever symbolic meaning you want to assign. Personally, I’m going with new beginnings!
Well, there you have it. My New Year’s eve morning held a very odd wakeup, but now that I’ve had that wakeup I am telling myself it just means big new beginnings are ahead of me. I hope your new beginnings and New Year are great as well. And watch for your symbols and signs…….often the don’t show up on your roof as in my case! 🙂