Ch. 6: “The Last Passover”

By admin On December 8th, 2012

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OK, so now it was about Friday…or maybe it was Saturday. Anyway it was the eighth day or thereabouts, after discovering just what a deludedThe_Scream Wikipedia public domain by edvard munch c.1893 fool I was, all these years…regarding my atheistic leanings.

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And now I had just been released from spending 4 or 5 days in the Koo Koo’s nest. Well I won’t call it the “Cuckoo’s Nest” anymore. OK, there were one or two patients who could be classified as “Koo Koo” (three, counting me, of course!). But most all the patients were suffering from very dramatic and sad hopelessness, and physical and spiritual difficulties beyond their ability to cope with.

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So anyway, I was discharged.

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CH. 6: “THE LAST PASSOVER”…

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NO STRAIGHT-JACKET OR LOBOTOMY

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But as I said, I was discharged from the hospital, since I was doing so well. I had no idea why all these things were happening, but at least I now had hope! Not to mention having gotten a much needed rest in the mental ward, Unit 3600! As for why there was now hope, was because this trip to the mental ward turned out to be, not what I thought it was going to be! I actually kind-of had a nice time! Would I have rather not gone there? Oh infinitely! But at least my trip went smoother than it did for the guy in the song, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away”. Remember that old song? (if you can even call it a song!)

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And at least I cameReviews-lobotomy courtesy Discover magazine Jan-2007 & wikipedia GNU user license out of this experience in better condition than that guy in the movie, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” If you’re old enough to remember that movie, he was given a lobotomy at the end, and ended up as a human vegetable (Little did I know what would be waiting for me in just a couple of days back up there at Ward 3600!)

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But all that hope and all that good time I experienced in Ward 3600 was short-lived.

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Photo Lobotomy courtesy Discover magazine Jan-2007 & wikipedia GNU user license.

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“BORN FREE”

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Because as soon as I got in my dad’s car, it started all over again! As soon as we were rolhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Born-Free-Poster.jpgling down the street away from the hospital, my Dad put in a music cassette into the car stereo. It was the song, “Born Free”, a song from some movie about animals, I think. My dad probably put in the cassette to break up the silence. But as soon as he did, I went into a deep, deep, and very horrible state of mind! And even though I’d heard that innocuous and benign song many times, nevertheless, this time it played differently. Now this song was like it had been ignited by the fires of Hell…

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“Born free, as free as the wind blows… As free as the grass grows… Born free to follow your heart…

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As I listened, my heart quite possibly convicted me that I had lived “free” for too Marijuana wikipedia public domainmany years. I did not feel compelled to live by God’s Law. In many ways, I lived like an un-caged wild animal. I smoked pot (a little)! I bought and sold “pep pills” (a lot)! I was free from God’s law. I “did my own thing”, as they say. I followed my own heart! And my heart was corrupt: as corrupt as this Bible verse reveals about the condition of the human heart… “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9, 10.  Although I wasn’t aware of this Bible passage at that time, it nevertheless speaks plainly of the condition of the human heart… “Desperately wicked.” And I was no exception!

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(song continues…) “Live free, and beauty surrounds you… The world still astounds you… Each time you look at a star…

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Normally these breezy and harmless lyrics might even have been inspiring to me; and uplifting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Betty_Boop.jpgtoo! But now, it was like I was being pelted with giant hailstones from Heaven! Something like this verse from Revelation… “And there fell upon mmonkey wikipedia public domainen a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent (approx. 100lbs, each): and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great!”

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I was now being condemned about my godless past! These words only reminded me, perhaps, of how I lusted after every lady who winked at me! I wasn’t the least bit loyal! Whatever I could get away with! With whoever I could get away with! “Monkey Business” was my game!

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Photo of foolish monkey & Betty Boop courtesy Wikipedia. Public Domain

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(song continues…) “Stay free, where no walls divide you… You’re free as a roaring tide… So there’s no need to hide…

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 That’s right…There was no place to hide! And so this “harmless little song” continued. And as a roaring tide, the Judgment of God was sweeping over me, like a tidal wave! Now there was nowhere to run! It was the day of the Lord’s wrath…

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“…and the rich men… and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: FOR THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME; AND WHO SHALL BE ABLE TO STAND?” Revelation 6:15-17. 

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I didn’t know this verse at the time (or any other Bible verse). But it certainly was appropriate to my fearful situation!

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(song continues…) “Born free, and life is worth living… But only worth living… Cause you’re born free!”

(Song finally ends, thankfully!)

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My dad still driving, not aware of the terror I was now experiencing. I can’t say for sure, just how long past this song, all this incredible terror lasted; or even what terrorizing events happened after this! But the terror, no doubt continued…

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JUDGMENT DAY, THE GIANT TRAP…

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This song (Born Free) only seemed to mock me. I was born a free-spirit alright! Free from God! Free from His Holy Commandments! This song only taunted me because of my sins—which, needless to say, were many! Oh, to be under the heat of God’s wrath! And now there was Someone who was mocking me! Now I was like a wild animal, caught in a cage by the hunter. Just listen to this next verse! It really “nails it”! It really captures what I was going through! Just listen… 

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“For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.” Ecclesiastes 9:1

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I would suppose a psychiatrist would call what I was going through, a state of psychosis. Nothing is real! It was horrible! Worse! It was HELL!  Hell on Earth! And I was learning that you don’t need matches, kindling, and newspapers to ignite the fires of Judgment! No no, the fire on that day burns within your very own soul, down to the depths of Hell! And only God Almighty can put that fire out! Just listen to this next verse! It really speaks of the Day of Judgment.

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Listen… “For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the King it is prepared; He hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.” Isaiah 30:33.

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Like so much of the Bible, this verse must be speaking metaphorically. In other words, there was no literal fire and no literal wood, at least not in my case. But the fires that I was now in, were just as hot as any literal fire! 

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Oh, and what does “Tophet” mean, you ask? Well, it was simply a name given to the Valley of Hinnom outside Jerusalem, in which the citizens would sacrifice their children to the god, Baal. Again, this is all metaphorical, and concerns just the kind of torment I was now going through!

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NO MORE LAUGHING AT JUDGMENT DAY!

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Now at this point in time, I didn’t know a single thing about this preceeding Bible verse about birds and fish! And up to a couple of weeks earlier, if someone had spoken this passage to me…well…I woulda said …”Birds caught in a snare? Fishes taken in an evil net? RUBBISH! Fodder for those foolish Christians! Judgment Day? NONSENSE!” Nor did I know about this next verse which is very similar… .

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“For as a snare shall it (Judgment Day) come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”  Luke 21:35.

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Not only did I not know these verses about these things, but I had altogether stopped believing in the Bible…and in God! Public schooling and college had pretty much wiped all that religious rubbish outa my mind! I was an enlightened individual! A higher order of intellect! A bit above all those superstitious Neanderthals, who call themselves “Believers”! Balderdash!! FOOLS, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!

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“But there I was!”, as one popular songster put it. But this was no Hollywood movie! This was no Steven King novel! This was for REAL! Now I didn’t talk so loud! Now I didn’t act so proud!

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FLYING SCROLL…

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Thinking back, I guess this experience that I was going through, reminds me of a fiery passage from the Prophet Zechariah concerning Judgment Day…

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“Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll (scroll)…This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that steals shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that swears shall be cut off as on that side according to it…and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that swears falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.” Zechariah 5:1-3.

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Yes, it seemed that God’s law had come to my house, just like the flying scroll in Zechariah. This law had come to judge me! I was a thief! I was an adulterer! I was a cheat! Heaven’s Judgment had definitely entered my house! This flying scroll had come to visit me! It was now the day of God’s visitation! And there was nowhere to run! And there was certainly no place to hide!

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Artist’s conception of Zechariah’s Flying Roll courtesy www.breadsite.org Public domain image.

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THINK & GROW RICH…

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At some earlier time in my life (before all this trouble began), I remember that somehow, I got a hold ofhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Napoleon_Hill_holding_book_1937.jpg that famous book “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. The power of positive thinking! It inspired me to plan for success. Reading and following that book was like taking pep pills! I began to apply the principles to my life. And because I had no belief in God, this book gave me something to live for. I needed to have some sort of structure over my life (most atheists need something to hold onto. Atheism is a very scary and insecure religion, even though at that time, I would have ardently denied this fact, should anyone have asked me).

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GIMME MONEY!…THAT’S WHAT I WANT!”…

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On the other hand, one of the “perks” to being an atheist, is that you have the firm belief…or should I say, the firm “confidence”…yes that’s the word: confidence. An atheist has the firm confidence that he or she can get away with something, as long as no-body’s watching. And this confidence allows the atheist certain…uh…freedoms, or should I rather say, inhibitions not afforded to those of a more religious bent.

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And so, for many years, I would simply skim off money from the cash register down at work. At first I took a little. But after a while, it became so easy, I just took several hundred here, and several hundred there. My conscience no longer bothered me about all this. And so, this went on for about five or six years.

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I always had money. I lived quite well. And I socked most of it into real estate. You might say, I was very good at playing ‘Monopoly’. And I controlled the bank too; several hundred here, and several hundred there…

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Monopoly photo courtesy flagstafffotos.com.au (Click on photo for link)

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“FIVE YEAR PLANS AND NEW DEALS”…

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Even though I was quite liberal with myself, I was also quite a good investor. You see, I had this five-year-plan. I was going to make enough money to retire at forty…(OK, a ten-year plan!) And when I retired, I wanted to have a yacht to sail away into the sunset. Now, I didn’t want to think about death. No atheist does! So I simply squinted my eyes and envisioned me and my yacht and a good looking babe or two, sailing off into the sunset! And as for death—well, I would cross that bridge later…hopefully much, much, later!

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But now my bubble was burst! Now my atheist armor had a great big chink in it. I was (it seemed) just like that atheist in that comedy album. You know—the atheist who died and was standing before God Almighty. And now I was that clown-in-shock on the album jacket. (These remarks refer to the comedy album, “Comedy Is Not Pretty“ )

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“WRAPPED IN GOLDEN CHAINS”…

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So I went to my bank and withdrew all the money in an account (most of my money was invested in real estate). The lady gave me between 15 and 20 thousand dollars. (Remember this was 30 years ago. $20,000 would be like—I don’t know—maybe $60,000 in today’s money. Let’s put it this way, you could buy an 1,800 sq. ft. house for $40,000, which would cost maybe $150,000 or more, today.

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Anyway, I had the teller put it in the form of a cashier’s check. I took the check and put it into an envelope, and addressed it to the IRS in Ogden Utah. I then took it out to the big mail-box in front of the restaurant. I figured that was enough money to get me right with Uncle Sam.

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I must admit, this was not exactly normal behavior. But just imagine when Judgment Day does finally come on the world! Just think of all the people who will try to do the same thing!

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I must have told my brother or mother, because I much later found out that they called the local post office, and got the mail man to come out and retrieve this check.

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Which reminds me, if you didn’t listen to that song yet (“Sinnerman”), just click the following link to my other web-sight (But be sure to come back here after the song) Click here (“Sinnerman, where ya gonna run to?”)

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A NEIGHBORHOOD INCIDENT…

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A neighbor down the street, who I knew from the nightclub, came over to console me over my troubles. He told me of how he went through a time back at college, when he almost had a breakdown. And as he was leaving, I remember telling him that I’d never try to take my life. But as he was walking away, I thought I heard him say, “No but I will.” And I remember thinking, Why’d he say, ‘No but I will’? Is he part of what I’m going through? Will he kill me? Is he one of them?”

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And so I went back inside, scratching my head over that remark. I would figure it out later that night.

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“ONE MASS”…

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I was talking that day with a nice gal I knew, and no doubt she was aware of my troubles. Since we both jogged, we decided to go jogging. This was good, since I had not jogged for some time. And as we were jogging up a bike path, I looked across the highway and saw a big commercial building. And because I’d never seen it before, I asked what the large sign said on the side of the building. “Does it say, ‘One Mass’?” To which she answered, “Is that what you see?”, she continued, “It says ‘Cinemas’. It’s a new movie theater!”

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SINGING BEFORE MILLIONS…

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My friend who brought up my music equipment to the hospital a few days earlier, was bringing it back for me, to my house. He was a really nice guy. As he and I were unloading, he pointed out a scripture from the Bible…

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“Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

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He explained that I need to be faithful during my trials, and I would receive eternal life. And then he made a prophecy. He saw that I would someday be singing before millions. And believe me, I thought that was very good news, compared to what the spirit was telling me!

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He also asked me to pray the Sinner’s Prayer as I remember. “So Chuck”, He said, “Now that you’ve prayed that prayer, you are saved. Satan can’t touch you anymore. Satan is just a toothless old lion!” Well, I would have liked to believe my piano-moving friend. But I really had doubts. If what I went through was by the Devil, I wouldn’t exactly describe him as “toothless”! 

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And I really wanted to believe his prophecy that, “Someday, you will be singing before millions”. Now I was in a rock band back in high school. And a few times we played before thousands. But that was only when we were on the same ticket with a big name band who came through town.

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But millions? “Whoa!”

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MORE CRUEL SHOES…

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THE JERK?…

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One of the first things I did, when out of the hospital, was to go down to the book store, and buy a copy of the recently published book, “Cruel Shoes”. It was a little book by the same sooth-saying http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MI_AND_L'AU_-_GOOD_MORNING_JOKERS_-_2009.jpgcomedian I had listened to on the first night of my troubles. I felt this book might have a personal message for me, just like the comedy album.  As I was paying for the album, the lady at the counter informed me that, “Did you know this same comedian has a new movie coming out?” Immediately the thought came to me, “Maybe this movie also has a hidden message for me, as well as the rest of his works.”So I asked, “What’s the name of the movie?” She answered, “I think the movie’s called ‘The Jerk'”. Well that was a shock. “The Jerk?!” I walked out of the store, shaking my head, not knowing just what to think. “The Jerk?”, I thought. “Is that also about me?”

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CRUEL SHOES, THE BOOK…

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So I started reading the Cruel Shoes book as soon as I could. And just as I suspected, it too was

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speaking about my situation, likewise having a personal message. First of all, the cover had the comedian looking straight-faced, wearing big black sunglasses. It just had that kind of “all-knowing” morbidity. But it didn’t take long reading Cruel Shoes, that I began to get a message out of it.

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BACK COVER…

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On the back cover was a picture of an empty recording studio, with stools, microphonhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MI_AND_L'AU_-_GOOD_MORNING_JOKERS_-_2009.jpges, and a black banjo case. To me it seemed like the empty studio represented an “empty Earth” after doomsday. The black banjo case looked like a coffin. So I took this to be an omen. A very bad omen! This comedian “soothsayer” in his deadpan humor was sending this cryptic message out…that the world was soon to end. An empty studio with a coffin-like case symbolized the end of the world , and the end of Humanity!

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“THE WINTER THAT LASTED FIVE MINUTES”…

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Although this short paragraph didn’t speak directly about a nuclear  holocaust, but it did kind-of catch the horror of it! It was winter…but winter only lasted FIVE MINUTES. Then it was Spring (Heaven).

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In other words, this was a picture of a “Nuclear Winter” followed by spring (in some Heavenly Realm).

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“FOLDING SOUP”…

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Here was a similar comedy bit. Just as folding soup is impossible, so also, to cheat death is likewise impossible. And since the world was about to end, this comedy routine went hand-in-hand with the rest of these “funny” gags.

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“CRUEL SHOES”…

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This was the same bit that was on the comedy album. These excruciatingly painful shoes.

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And those who must wear such shoes will soon be “tormented with fire and brimstone…and the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever.”  Revelation 14: 11

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“51st WAY TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER”…

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I think the other stories in the book were interpreted to my mind as being hellish tauntshttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpg regarding my personal sins.

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For instance, there was one short story about how to dump a girl-friend in some eastern culture. This “other culture” way of dumping your girlfriend was something like taking your shoe and dumping the sand out of it on to your girlfriend’s head. And so this condemned me about how I used woman over the years.

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And some of the other stories in this little book also were twisted in such a way in order to condemn me regarding my sins.

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“RETURN TO CINDER”

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So from these stories and maybe a few others I concluded that this little book was a well-disguised sooth-saying prophecy about the end of the world.

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God was gonna let the human race end it all. And it was gonna be soon. Very soon! The world was to burn with fire.

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And only those who were the lucky ones would escape this soon-coming Nuclear Winter.

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ONE LAST GIG

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My singing partner called to ask if I would play down at the club tonight, and it was decided that we would go ahead. But I was informed by the spirit(s) that this would be Earth’s last night before doomsday. I was also informed that this nuclear holocaust would happen at midnight. And if that’s not enough, I was further informed that those who were lucky enough to be in the Stockman’s Social Club at the time, would be saved. (The Stockman’s Social Club was the name of the restaurant/bar we were playing.)

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Now I was also informed that there were other “safe-houses” elsewhere in the city. (Probably other bars as well, I don’t know.)

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“THE LAST PASSOVER”…

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I’M GONNA WAIT TILL THE MIDNIGHT HOUR!”

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It was decided that I play at the club tonight. And this was gonna be a very solemn occasion…THE END OF THE WORLD!!!

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As previously stated, those in the club tonight (And other “safe-houses”) would escape the doom that would sweep over at midnight.

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Now as I’m writing this, I can’t help but see the obvious parallel to the book of Exodus. “And Moses saiJack-the-Ripper-The-Nemesis-of-Neglect-Punch-London-Charivari-cartoon-poem-1888-09-29-wikipedia-public-domain.jpgd, Thus says the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die” Exodus 11:14.

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And in this story of the first passover, the children of Israel were to go into their houses and shut their doors till midnight when the “destroying angel” passed through Egypt and killed all the first-born, unless there was lambs-blood on the door-post of the “saved” houses. And the Exodus account states that at about midnight a destroying angel from God went around all the houses in Egypt, killing the first-born in every house. But those houses that had the blood of the passover lamb, would escape this coming disaster.

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“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood… on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.” Exodus 12:23

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THAT NIGHT AT THE CLUB…

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Well, as I said, I knew nothing of the book of Exodus. I was just doing what I was compelled to do by this spirit power on this November night in 1979.

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It came time to go down to the club. Or rather I should say, it came time to go down to the “safe-house”!

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Unlike the previous week, the house was filled. I didn’t drink any strong drinks tonight. But I was in a very serious mood. After all, this was the last night of planet Earth. Soon I would be leading out these faithful patrons in prayer, as the world was being plunged into total annihilation. And not just me, but countless other places around the world.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2nd Peter 3:10

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“IF YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES”…

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As this night proceeded, as I recall, the songs began to become symbolic of all that I was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_E._Neumann.jpggoing through. Each and every song had a message! This was so uncanny! Prior to all this I never interpreted things in a symbolic sense. When I listened to a song on the radio, I just couldn’t figure out if there was an allegory or not. But now I could! And tonight I was!

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I mean, for a guy who composed songs, I was like the Poster-Child for the Allegorically-Challenged (hence, this picture of that great clueless one, Alfred E. Neuman). Now…tonight, everything had special meaning! Every song had significance! All pointing to the end…the end of the world!

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“LEROY BROWN”…

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This song was about the baddest man in the whole damned town, symbolizing Satan, of course!

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“And it’s bad, bad Leroy Brown,

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The baddest man in the whole damned town,

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Badder than old King Kong,

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And meaner than a junkyard dog!”

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“SEPTEMBER SONG”…

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Thinking back, it seems that every song we played had a double meaning; concerning the world’s end. But I guess the song that kind of summed up the entire evening of doom was the “September Song”.

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This would probably be the theme-song for this last night of Earth. It just seemed to be appropriate as I looked out on tonight’s crowd…

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SEPTEMBER SONG

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“And the days grow short…When you reach November (It was currently the month of November)

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“When the autumn weather…turns leaves to flame… (like a nuclear winter flame)

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“One hasn’t got the time…For the waiting game… (If ya wait, it’ll be too late!)

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“To a precious few…September…November…

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“And these few precious days… I’ll spend with you… (Till about midnight, to be exact, till somebody pushes the wrong button!)

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“These precious days…I’ll spend…with…you.”

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My partner was singing this haunting melody very beautifully tonight. As a matter of fact, we’ve never had a better night as far as performance. It was like I was just sitting here, and higher powers were moving my fingers. My partner was also singing well. But she was just doing one song after another. She didn’t clown around with the audience like she usually did. Probably she didn’t want to do anything to get me upset, in my fragile mental condition.

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Atomic Bomb Operation Castle – Romeo wikimedia public domain

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OUT OF SIGHT! OUT OF BODY!

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The entire evening was kind of surreal. The crowd, on this standing-room-only night was somewhat subdued. It was like I was just watching this whole story. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it an “out of body experience”. But I was just kind-of melancholy and totally at peace with all that was happening. Almost like floating. Everything almost seemed slow-motion. Definitely this evening was controlled by higher powers.

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Well, needless to say the hours came and went. Nothing happened. No holocaust. No prayers. No destroying angel. This was like a bad firecracker that fizzled out. A dud!

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WHOOPS! SORRY ABOUT THAT BROKEN GLASS!

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When I got home that evening, I began thinking about the comment made by my neighbor. You know…the guy that came by that afternoon to console me. To which I said, “I’ll never try to take my life”, to which he answered, “No but I will”. As I thought about his response, I suddenly figured it out. When he said “No but I will”, he was saying “No but I will (take my own life)”. So I jumped up, “Oh no, he’s gonna take his own life!!”

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As I thought about what to do, I decided to go down to his house, and see if he’s OK. Maybe his new girlfriend dumped him and he’s depressed. Maybe his coming over today, was his way of reaching out for help!

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I knocked on his door . No answer! “Maybe he’s overdosed and passed out”. So I went around to his back door and it was locked too. So I decided to break one of the little windows of his country-style door. So I did. I went in and looked around. No one was home. While I was relieved he was OK, I nevertheless felt dumb for doing this.

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Fortunately, when I saw my neighbor the next day, I apologized to him for the broken glass. And he graciously said, “Not a problem” … he’d have someone fix it.

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CONCLUSION…

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So the world didn’t blow up that night and my neighbor didn’t commit suicide. Oh well… ”All’s well, that ends well”.

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Left Behind! – One Tin Soldier Rides Away    

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Maybe I’m the only person to have gone through the Rapture…left behind, that is!

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