What’s Up With My Streetlight?

Our bedroom windows face the street.  There is one particular window that attracts my attention most nights.  It used to be in the attic, but when the former owners of our 137-year old house gutted the second floor, they opened the ceiling up to attic rafters.  It’s a wonderful, airy feel and now the window that would have peered onto the street from an attic gloom creates wheel-shaped shadow puppets in our bedroom.

The shadow it casts moves around the room at different times of the year, depending on where the moon is in the sky.  Sometimes it’s one wheel.  With the helpful glow of the streetlight, sometimes it’s two.   Lately, it keeps alternating as the street light randomly switches on and off.

This is an unusual occurrence.  It’s also totally unrelated to my current affect on electronic gadgetry (aka my Primary Personal Paranormal Sensitivity or PPPS).  But I confess, when I was a little girl, I used to wonder if streetlights going on and off were my fault.  You know those fantastic, super-hero thoughts you have growing up?  I recall a recent-ish t.v. show — one of those “is it real?” expose sorts of things — that told the story of a man who claimed to be able to turn streetlights off when he walked by them.  Oh, I know about timers on street lights now.  I know it wasn’t me.  I watched his story with a hint of guilty pleasure and girlish wonder.  How liberating to imagine that sort of impact on the world around you, especially when you’re a powerless child.

Now, the streetlight that casts this comforting glow on my bedroom ceiling and wall is dancing.  I’m not sure if I hope it gets fixed or not.

What childhood sensitivities do you carry with you even today?  I hope you cherish them too.

Happy PPPS Explorations!


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  1. Sharing a comment from FB…
    Absolutely. And I didn’t tell anyone because, even as a child, you know that it’s not normal to hear music when there is none and it’s not normal to wake up knowing that something has happened to someone you love. I now call no matter the time of day or night in case I need to say goodbye.

  2. Sharing another person’s comment from FB…

    A lot of what I talked about was scaring others. So I don’t do it much unless I have too.

  3. Sharing a comment from Haunt Jaunts…

    I kill watches, usually within one day, other times it can last an entire week. I also tend to set off store alarms going into the store without any merchandise. Several times, I set off the store’s fire alarm when entering the building. It could have been coincidence, but what really got me was that I usually get my chores done all in one day if I can, so I go into a lot of places. When I have this tendency, the alarm will go off in each store I enter. One time, my friend with me at the mall said, “you’ve done three so far, let’s not push it” so we stopped going into stores. It’s rather embarrassing when it happens. In fact, we got into the car and the battery was dead in the parking lot…. Hmmm…. Talk about a psychic vampire!

  4. The wonderful Judith mentioned to me on one of my far too infrequent trips to her house, that she noticed how many more street lights go out when we are together. She claims it is our energy that turns the lights off, and when the two of us are together, it is intensified. Just thought of that & wanted to mention. huh.

    • I’m not surprised. I think when 2 people get together who have compatible or complimentary sensitivities that they end up working together whether they mean to or not. We just can’t help it. Like streetlights going out more often. Or getting orb photos. Or having an elevator door slam on you….


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