Visualize the following scene: It’s a gorgeous weekday morning, unseasonably mild with a cool gentle breeze and a bright clear blue sky. You have just finished breakfast and cleaning up the family’s dishes and have the luxury of fifteen extra minutes to spare before the start of your busy scheduled day. You are tempted by the beauty being displayed out your patio door and decide to revel in what mother nature has provided. You take a fresh cup of hot aromatic coffee (decaf of course) and decide to relax on your lounge chair outside…..soaking it all in. As you sit on your porch and gaze at the sky, a sense of comfort and peace envelopes you and you breathe in deeply the fresh summer air. Then, in an instant, your vista is transformed. The blue sky above you appears to break open…..explode even….. and hundreds, no millions, of tiny white vibrating lights flood your vision. You blink, you rub your eyes…..but they are still there. And they are moving…..rapidly. You try to simultaneously orient yourself and make sense of what you are seeing. Your body tenses and your breathing rate becomes rapid. In seconds that feel like hours, your peripheral vision seems to go black. Out of the corner of your eyes, a black field jaggedly works its way towards the center of your perception. Panic…..Fear…..Confusion.
What would you do?
Such is the experience that began my day this past Wednesday. I will detail in my next post how this affected me and what my thought processes were…..so stay tuned. Until then, I am curious…..what would you do? What thoughts would you be having? Who would you talk to and where would you go? Why? Share this with friends and family and see what they would do. I’m looking forward to your responses!