…but I didn’t listen. I was preoccupied and I fear that I missed an opportunity that will never come again.
Another devastating flood occurred in Ellicott City, MD on Sunday, May 27, 2018. It has been less that two years since the last terrible flood on July 30, 2016.
The destruction of the flood of 2016 was beyond belief, but the flood of 2018 is worse, which is unimaginable.
For the past week, I kept thinking that I should visit Old Ellicott City. It had been some time since I’d strolled down Main Street and every day the thought came to me that I needed to go there.
Fleeting thoughts would come to me that this would be my last chance to see the city as I remembered it, but I didn’t act on these thoughts. I had no good excuse since I live a few minutes away, but I was busy and preoccupied so I pushed the thoughts away. I intended to go soon, in fact, I thought about going on Saturday, the day before the flood, but time did not allow a visit that day, even though I kept feeling that this would be my last chance.
This is a lesson to be learned from the Spirits. They were insistent, but not pushy. They gave me information and daily reminders, but it was up to me to act on that information. It was my choice, and I chose poorly. I missed an opportunity that may not come again for a long, long time. I fear that many businesses will not return this time. Their losses may be too great to recover. It is a sad and tragic time.
My only excuse for not acting on the warnings from the Spirits of Ellicott City is that I was focusing on another important message from the Other Side. This is a message of Global Proportions and I posted the blog today: A MESSAGE OF HOPE. It seems odd that I was focusing on hope, when I was being warned of a great tragedy.
I regret that I couldn’t find the time for a quick visit to Main Street. I know that the Spirits will wait patiently for our return…some day.