Friday, July 24, 2015
There it is again; 11:11.
When I first met Mrs. Cranky she told me she always noticed when the clock was at 11:11.
“That means good luck, or that spirits of our loved ones are watching over us.”
“Really, I have never noticed.”
Now I notice all the time. It seems I constantly look up casually and see the clock at 11:11. Not 11:12, or 12:11, but 11:11. It is not a couple of times a week; it is more like once a day, and sometimes twice a day. Maybe it is just because it was called to my attention and so I notice…but every day? What are there, 720 different combinations? That is a lot of combinations to always see 11:11.
What does it mean?
If it is my loved ones connecting from Heaven that is a comforting thought…except sometimes I have looked up at a clock and seen 11:11 when I really would not have wanted my Mom or Grandma Hagy watching.
It is probably a coincidence or just because I was alerted to 11:11 by Mrs. Cranky, I just notice it where in the past I never would have. Of course in the past with analog clocks it might not have been as noticeable; also in the past I have not had as many loved ones to be watching over me.
I’m sure it is nothing, just a silly superstition or old wives tale, one of those Italian traditions my wife semi –believes in…still, I see that time a lot.
Just last night while watching TV Mrs. C pointed it out… “11:11.”
Of course 11:11 is one of those times I am always awake and generally watching TV, so I am more apt to notice it than for instance 1:11 when I am at sleep at night or doing something in the afternoon…yeah, that is probably it.
Then again, for the last two mornings at around 9:00 while making coffee, I have noticed the coffee maker time which has not been adjusted from a recent power outage; displayed 11:11 just as I pressed brew.
“Just making coffee Mom, glad to hear from you. You might not want to check in on me tonight though…just in case I get lucky.”