Falcons point to cemetery
During June and early July, 2016, I crossed paths four or five times with Falcon Medical Transport vehicles in Vacaville, CA. As the falcon is my spirit guide, I feared that the encounters were a sign that I or someone close to me would become seriously ill.
On Saturday, July 16, I discovered a phone message from Kaiser Permanente asking me to call back and make an appointment. I found this a bit strange as I had already had an appointment and a battery of tests a couple of months earlier. There was no accompanying request by e-mail or on my Kaiser personal web page.
I called the Kaiser number on Monday and got a recorded message saying the number was a Kaiser Vallejo number no longer in use. The last time I had been to the Kaiser Vallejo facility was in 2005 when my dying mother was transported there in a Falcon ambulance.
Flowers These clues led me on Monday afternoon to my mother’s niche at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Her ashes are interred on the fourth level of the “Wall of Peace.” It was a windy day and I noticed that a couple of vases of artificial flowers had fallen from their perches on the wall.
I looked at my mother’s plaque and silently asked, “Ok, what did you want me to see?” At first, nothing seemed unusual but then I noticed that there were at least twice as many floral offerings as normal. Indeed, on some rows of the cemetery, nearly every grave had flowers. I called the cemetery office and asked if there had been any kind of special event or memorial held at the site. The man answering said no.
My hypothesis: Several acts of terrorism occurred during this time, including an attack on a Turkish airport and the truck rampage in Nice, France. Floral tributes were placed at the site of the attacks. I deduced that people watching these events began to think of their own departed loved ones and decided to visit their graves, bringing flowers. A larger meaning could be more ominous: These coincidences may suggest that nearly all of us will be personally touched by terrorism.
Image Wall of Peace, vacaville-elmiracemetery.org, fair use