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 said...

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

old me.