An Auspicious Accident: Part One

Distressed Hull 3 Mariners Farm March 2012I had a fall. (I fell off the kitchen bench)! I don’t call it an accident because, as I keep saying, I don’t believe in accidents. Re-living the incident later, I had missed my footing. And because of a moment of indecision at a crossroads between choices. Jarred spine. Wrenched muscles. Blood everywhere. Bruised. But I’d landed on my feet.

I’d missed my footing. At a crossroads. Landed on my feet. I had a vivid dream that night.  I was lying on a bed. In hospital. A nurse came to me. She held up a sheet of paper to my face. They were blood test results. “No-one should die alone, ” she said to me. “I’m going to die?” I asked, surprised. She made no reply, lay down next to me, though on the bottom half of my bed. She was keeping vigil with me. Not unnaturally, I found this dream disturbing.

On closer inspection, the nurse was an actress who played a midwife in a current TV drama series. A midwife. That put a less negative complexion on the dream.  It was about death, yes, but also – and predominantly – about birth. The nurse was keeping vigil with me out of compassion while I endured the painful process of the ending of an important life cycle but predominantly – because of her nursing specialism – for the birth of another.

Going deeper into the dream, I saw that I was wearing a long-sleeved, ankle-length, salmon-pink nightgown. I scanned my psyche but couldn’t recall ever having possessed a salmon-pink nightie. Any salmon-pink garment, in fact. In fact, I don’t particularly like pink. There’s something fishy going on here, I thought.

And as this tale – or even tail – is getting long and I have other fish to fry today, check back for Part Two of An Auspicious Accident.

The image is a close-up of a section of the distressed hull of our Albin Vega – the boat we are doing up. I identify, as my fall resulted in a similarly distressed hull!



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15 Responses to An Auspicious Accident: Part One

  1. petrujviljoen says:

    Jeez, I thought I was the only one that takes incidents like that seriously. When dreaming of death, it usually means a rebirth or a new beginning and so on, so there you’re spot on. I’m just today beginning to recover from another kind of ‘accident’ altogether. Now learning to trust my intuition better.


  2. John says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience here and thanks for the trackback. If I remember correctly, pink is very soothing and is used sometimes on walls of rooms to help keep tensions down. I think your dream was meant to be reassuring. I sure found it interesting and I am also grateful for your kindness in using one of my posts as a related article on your own wonderful blog. Thank you ever so much and may every day be filled with all happiness and prosperity for you.


    • annisik51 says:

      There’s more to come! Thanks very much for your VERY kind remarks. And I would like to confirm that, like yours, my dung stinks. (Anyone else reading this, please check out John’s blog for illumination).


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