One of the most ‘interesting’ houses I lived in
Was the old bush nursing hospital in Lilydale Vic.
There are many tales I can tell you
About that house….and its ‘occupants’
And they are all amazing !
My classmates called it
The Amityville Horror House
And I loved it.
It kept us safe
(Let me tell you it was needed)
And about the only thing
That caused us to realise our normal wasn’t really others’ normal
Was the way the house used to speak with us.
Not just the kids running down then hallway giggling in the middle of the night when everyone living was asleep
Or the old dentist who used to walk the hallway whenever he felt like it
Its the way that we asked a question…
And when we listened…
we got the answer…
I remember knowing that when someone wasn’t for my higher good
or for the good of the kids
They just couldn’t stay there
They wouldn’t visit
Well they did – they just couldn’t bring themselves to come in the door
Seriously – they would ask to sit on the verandah with me in the sun vs coming in
I recall a friend (well the house was right is all I can say…)
Who came to stay, with her kids in tow
and she set up in the lounge room for a sleepover.
And by 11pm left with her family and bedding under their arms
as fast as their feet could carry them !
She turned out to be a complete disaster
And the clever house was right.
Now the main point was that I heard a song today and it took me back xx
I remember one afternoon having the radio blaring as I was cleaning the house
And the radio starting scrolling up and down and I would ask a question
It would then stop at a radio station and play a song
Until I ‘got’ the answer
Like a game of Audio charades
(welcome to my world)
Then I would ask another.
I knew I got the answer right because the radio would start scrolling.
Right about now….. some of you are freaking out
Am I Right ?
Its all fine
and it was a wonderful time in a less then wonderful time of my life
I remember someone text me during all this,
and I wondered what they were ‘about’
Why with such obvious healing abilities
They just used to keep screwing up.
I just couldn’t understand why.
And the line of this song came on.
“Cause we all have wings….but some of us don’t know why”
It was an epiphany for me
About then I realised that we are all on our own journey
And mine began to move forward instantly
When I realised
That mine didn’t involve asking and pondering about others
It was about my own quest
Is that what is stalling your journey ?
Your pondering and questioning about others instead of just about yourselves ?