22 thoughts on “Only Time Will Tell

  1. Thank you for sharing this synchronicity. U really provide a visceral sense of your experience. Eager to find out what unfolds…all the (brilliant) comments are so inspiring: u have a loving, affirmative community! Hoping u can re-read that book; Elaine’s advice was brilliant: one page at a time. (Gonna steal this to deal with my own overwhelm-issues.) Seems there must be something to ‘revisit’ in that book. Grateful! Would love to ‘share’ your FB posts.

    1. It’s lovely to see you here Patti! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Yes, we’re small in number yet big in heart here. I love how like-minded poets and dreamers gather! The something that we have in common is that thing called love. Elaine’s advice was the best and that’s what got me started reading a couple of days ago … only I didn’t stop at the first page, I continued until I finished the whole book yesterday! And it’s had a profound effect on me as I’m starting to think and feel differently about everything. Early days though I know, lots to muse on. Love and light, Deborah.

  2. This is a wonderful piece of creative writing in itself Deborah, but what a shock! It must have been very disturbing for you to see your parents belongings still there…yet I can’t help thinking it is not coincidence that soon after, you find your “lost” novel. Both lost and found…I think that this is a strong push for you to revisit your book and perhaps see it in a new light. With new understanding it could be the start of a rewrite, perhaps a whole new novel that comes from a fresh perspective.

    The universe does have a wonderful way of getting its message across to us doesn’t it! Sending love and light.

    1. Thank you so much dear Sophia for your wonderful comment! Yes, it was a shock. The curtains didn’t make sense, then by peering through the letterbox, my suspicions were confirmed. I’m just about to read the first page of my novel because I think you’re right, it can’t be just a coincidence.

      There’s a connection here for sure but I think it’ll be a revisit not a rewrite. A reread will certainly bring new understanding and a fresh perspective as I started this novel aged fifty, almost nine years ago. Yes, to the universe and its signposts, dreams too, especially dreams. Love and light, Deborah.

    1. A good friend has suggested that I reread my novel slowly, one page at a time. So I’ll start there. Thank you so much BW for your encouragement and guiding me on the right path. Love and light, Deborah.

  3. Little nudges is the sense I get. Two acausal occurrences one after the other. Yet both of significance. Your parents and all their belongings plain to see, and your unfinished book that you thought had been lost to the sands of time, like your parents? Guess you’ll be pondering for a while Deborah – lost and found. With love to you – things that are very important are never really lost are they. Susan

    1. I think you’re absolutely right Susan! Everything in your reply is deeply relevant. Thank you so much for sharing your insightful little nudges. I was in two minds about whether to share this post at all but I’m so pleased I did and followed my intuition because I sense that I’m receiving the confirmation I was looking for.

      As Elaine intuitively points out … perhaps there is more to “revisit and reconsider” here. Also, the beautiful quote by Rumi that Anna shared below is going around my head on a loop. Hidden in plain sight keeps coming to mind too. Yes, I’ll be pondering on these for a while. Never lost, I love that! Love and light, Deborah.

  4. Deborah, this sounds unsettling and also fascinating. It definitely feels like a message from “the other side.” It seems so connected to the unpublished book, but only you can say what needs to happen next or not happen. The proximity makes me suspicious–at least that there might be something in that book which you need to revisit or reconsider. I agree with others that a poet or writer can’t turn away from such strong messages from the Unconscious. And what a beautiful Rumi quote shared by Anna.

    This is the tricky part of being an intuitive. Let us know where this goes and take good care of yourself and feel the Earth Mother holding you. Deep love from across the sea.

    1. Thank you so much dear Elaine for your perceptive reply! Indeed, it’s been both unsettling and fascinating. It was an extremely unnerving experience that day and I reported to the housing association immediately. I do have to swing by the area next month so I’ll pull up outside again and hope to see a change. I’ll update those interested.

      Hmm, by then I might have gathered up the courage to re-read my novel because I think you’re right … something does need to be revisited and reconsidered. Being an intuitive feeling type (infp) I know there’s a deep connection here and I cannot turn away. Sending much love and light across the oceans and oaks between us, Deborah.

  5. Oh my goodness! Honey, it was the sign to publishing your story. I wonder why didn’t you get into the house? I’d do it at once! Anyway, I believe your parents are telling you; just do it! Love to you, dear Deborah.

    1. Oh, I love your positive take on it dear Aladin! To think that my parents are saying yeah write that book! I couldn’t or wouldn’t break into the old house as it was locked up and the keys had been given back six months ago. I think I would’ve been arrested for trespassing if I tried. It was a strange situation and story to stumble upon. Still, it could be great start for a new or old book! Love and light, Deborah.

        1. Oh, the very fact that you thought this may be a fictional story Aladin has made my day! How you translate my words from Persian into German into English is beyond me. Eeek, ghosts, but then again when I saw my father’s coat hanging there, it certainly felt like one. Lots to muse on. Hugs returned.

  6. This is so interesting. I’ve heard that when things don’t fit into our paradigms, we usually overlook or dismiss them, as though the never happened. You, as a poet, open to the nuances of life, the things we may normally overlook, are captivated by these unusual experiences and pause to reflect on the unexpected. Thanks for sharing your story and reminding us to be open to the moments of the inexplicable.

    1. Thank you so much dear Pamela for sharing your own poetic reflections on my discovery of this unplanned family story. Truth is stranger than fiction, is it not?! For I couldn’t quite believe what I had stumbled upon two weeks ago whilst driving past my childhood home. Indeed, open to the nuances of life, the poet cannot turn away and feign blindness! I know you sense this deeply yourself as a writer and poetess too. A warm welcome to my poetry and Jungian thought website. Love and light, Deborah.

  7. What a shock it must’ve been to see your old house filled with your parents belongings months after they died and then to find your deleted novel. This post reads like one of those spooky tales from the unexpected!

    I do hope you write it one day Deborah but I know you had plans for a different book, so it looks like you’re going to be busy for a long time. It’s funny how inspiration and ideas all come at once…a bit like London buses, none for ages then three come along at the same time!! All the best, Anna.

    1. Thank you so much Anna for your thoughtful reply! Yes, I remember watching ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, and this certainly was a spooky-ish experience. I mean, it had been six months since my father died and the house and its belonging looked like somebody was still living there. Both my parents had been tenants for approaching fifty years, so it was upsetting to witness. I’m still shocked, you can probably tell.

      To be honest I don’t know whether I’ll write or rewrite my novel, I can’t even bring myself to reread it atm. I guess, only time will tell. Nevertheless, it was unnerving to find it on the same day! Thanks for your encouragement though and yes, ‘Soror Mystica’ is my current book so this one may have to go into its own time warp for a while. Hmm, London buses, yes, that’s exactly how it goes! Love and light, Deborah.

        1. Wow! I’ve never heard this Rumi quote before! Deep gratitude to you for sharing it. Such wise, loving words that resonate deeply … especially when paired with this post and Michael Cheval’s incredible “Circle of Time” painting. x

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