What I love is that every once in a while I catch something I love. Usually I try to see how many Red Tailed Hawks I can spot and sometimes I see up to 4 during the day. One night recently I was driving home late and there isn’t much to see and I am usually looking out for deer crossing the road, thankfully there weren’t any. There was one thing that caught my eye, a water tower. Now the water tower isn’t new, it has been there for as long as I can remember and I don’t usually notice it but this night was different.
As I looked over I saw something else, not a water tower as I knew it but something completely different. Maybe it was the lighting that made such a difference to my brain. Maybe it was the foggy mist in the air that gave it an other worldly appearance. It probably was a combination of all of these and my relaxed state of mind that I saw the walkers from War of the Worlds, there was no doubt. I wished I had pulled over to take a picture but I am sure my phone would not have come close to capturing the image and would have in no way shown what I believed I saw. I just stared at it as long as I could while trying not to drive off of the road. I was in some kind of geek heaven.
This is what happens to me sometimes and I don’t know if I am alone in my experience of seeing things like this. All I know is that I find images in random patters and transform ordinary things into something that is familiar to me. This might explain my school years in some way. Either way it is a quirk I enjoy from time to time and not something I usually share. All I know is that when I saw that walker, tower, I was transported to a special place. I want to visit there often.