Monday, October 16, 2006
Kailani posted yesterday about the after-effects of the earthquake that hit Hawaii yesterday. I could never imagine the fear and terror that feeling of the earth moving under your feet could bring.
And then I watched this show called "Ultimate Tornado" on the National Geographic Channel last between (between that and Legally Blonde, I was all set). Any time there is a show with tornado in the title, I am sucked into its vortex.
Why the sick fascination?
Because ever since I was a small child, I have had this unshakeable fear of tornados.
I have many tornado dreams. Sometimes I am in a car and dozens of them are touched down around me. I pull into the driveways of houses that appear to have good basements, and plead to the home owners to allow me to come in. And they always do. I am never turned away.
Then there are the dreams when I am in a large warehouse-type building that keeps going down and down. Every level appears to be the best level to be at, but something presents itself that it isn't the best choice, such as a walk-out area that exposes the whole floor, or a complete set of windows that could blow out if struck.
Sometimes when I am safe in my shelter, we do get struck. And I have never, in real life, ever witnessed a tornado.
So ... deep-rooted childhood fear, or just a freaky set of dreams that have absolutely nothing to do with tornados?
See...natural disaster theme did run through it... just in a convulated way.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
Poof.... and it's gone, and a ball of yarn