mom always told me i was special.

for as long as i can remember i've had this weird extra-sensory thinger. but it goes beyond thinking of a song one minute and hearing it on the radio the next. for example, a couple of years ago, for no reason, i started thinking of an acquaintance of mine's mother that i had met only once a couple of years ago. she was an interesting woman, and i would've perhaps been more intimidated of her had she not paid me a nice compliment. "you have a cute profile." a somewhat random compliment, but i was happy to receive it from such a well-bred woman. a few days after reminiscing about my initial and only meeting with her, i got a phone call from my mother telling me that this woman had been killed in a tragic motorcycle accident.

now, most of my esp experiences have not been so tragic and eerie. the latest episode, however, is just so completely detailed and random that i nearly called up the psychic friends network for an application. the episode happened last week. it was a perfectly normal morning. i was blow drying my hair, the same way i have done for a decade. i start thinking about a boy i went to high school with. this boy had downs syndrome, and i remember how advanced he seemed for a young man with a disability. he had a good job, and he had a steady girlfriend who also had downs syndrome. i started to wonder if the couple had ever married. turn off my blow dryer. i had left the tv on in the living room, and i could vaguely hear the local news doing a special interest piece. i step into the living room to catch the last bit of the piece... a story on a local young man with downs syndrome and his girlfriend, who also has downs syndrome, getting married.

put that in y'all's pipes and smoke it.
and then i took this blogthings quiz, and they say i'm psychic, so it must be true.

You Are 70% Psychic

You are pretty psychic.
While you aren't Miss Cleo, you've got a little ESP going on.
And although you're sometimes off on your predictions...
You're more often right than wrong
So go with your instincts - you know more than you think


Alyson said...

you're rad, that's what you are! see any babies in my psychic future? :)

kate said...

psychic erin i need your help! i just know having a friend with a super power is going to come in handy next time i have to buy a birthday gift or pick an outfit for a date. seriously, that is a little spooky. i often wonder if there are parts of our brains that pick up on things much more than we are consciously aware of. then once in a while we tap into it. that's a pretty intense example. cool.

Laura B from the LBC said...

Well, if you get a feeling that I am going to get a boyfriend, you just let me know...

I always knew you were special, Erin Skeener Burton.

Lori's Log said...

nice. i'm all about hook ups with friends with esp. how about baby names? got any rolling around up there?? :)

old me.