Let me tell you, it’s been quite a week. We have never been so antsy for news in all our adult lives. The date set for the closing on our house was May 28, and yes that was YESTERDAY. There is one last document needed by the title company and finally, right at the last moment, it seemed they had received it. It turns out though, that the document they received was one they already had… so we are still waiting. In the mean time, we went to make a little visit to the house this afternoon. On the way there, in a mix of excitement and uncertainty about all this waiting, I suggested, “Let’s look for an omen!” So down the road we continued, quiet, still and watching. We crossed the bridge, entering the south side of town, and continued through familiar scenery. A crow soared in the trees above, a fire warning sign indicated the danger was low, things generally looked the same yet seemed somehow sharper and clearer, as they often do when being still and present. As we passed the little golf putting place to the right, we both did a double take. The reader board sign read,
Woah. We looked at eachother with surprise (I wish I could replay that look), and continued down the road, remaining quiet for a short while longer. I have seen that sign countless times and it usually announces something relevant to golfing. What the heck could WELCOME FUSION mean (besides being a message just to me, to us… except, HEY you forgot the IN)? So fast forward to post house visit (which is another wild story in itself!) and I made darn sure to check that sign again on our way back. The south side of the sign, visible on the return trip, said something about 3 par and 9 par golf. I thought, ‘ha! and it only said it on the side seen from our entry into this part of town!’ As we passed the sign I cocked my head around to look at the WELCOME FUSION sign again, only this time what I found was a repeat of the 3 par 9 par message. The WELCOME FUSION was gone! I am completely satisfied we found our omen, and it awakened a fresh excitement. And on the other hand I am a wee bit stunned by this event. Have you ever had something like this happen?? I have looked for and seen many omens in my life, and they are indeed in the moment, but none have struck me quite like this. Quite often I find omens in the natural world – a burst of activity in a pile of leaves, a pair of bids interacting in a remarkable way, a stone flying up and hitting the windshield, but these can all be viewed simultaneously as an occurrence of nature. This however, stands out in a way that can’t be explained away. How I wish I would have taken a photo of that sign.
In the more ordinary world of today, I am excited to be seeing signs of the bounty of the season returning! Here is some of what we brought home today. Not all local of course, but definitely all looking, smelling and tasting much more seasonal. And yep, this is where the dollar melon part comes in. We bought FIVE, and will have no trouble eating them this week. Steven wishes we bought TEN, but I don’t think we could have fit anymore in our car today.
We also found a few things at the thrift store. Another vintage filing box (of which I found 2 others a couple weeks ago, just as I was vowing to get more organized but finding it so difficult to buy anything new), a vintage Fire King Philbe Sapphire pie plate and a miniature solid oak cradle, which looks to be handmade, that I will use to store little somethings in… of which I am not sure what yet.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
And have yourselves a wonderful weekend, filled with sunshine, laughter and blue skies!