Monday, 10 January 2011
You ever get warned not to ask questions if you don't want to know the answers? Well the next tale sort of covers that.
Many years ago, my parents had a caravan which was permanently located at a site in Northampton called Billing Aquadrome. As well as having lots of green grass to play sports on, there were a few shops and arcades, as well as a little arcade. There was also a small caravan which had a fortune teller in residence during the summer months. Her speciality seemed to be palm reading.
Well one day, me and my mate at the time were at the arcade, and we were getting tired of playing Turtles, soccer or the dodgems so...we decided to play with the 'darkside' and getting our futures told.
My mate went first, and he goes into this caravan, its small and stereotypical 'gypsy lee' style/ He gets the sort of things you come to expect when you hear palm readings – long life x many kids, some rocky patches – basically a normal life.
Then its my turn. She takes my hand. She looks in my eyes and holds the hand tight and says,
“I can tell you NOTHING except you will DIE on holy ground.”
With this she dismissed me, and shocked I left/ For the next few months I was a little freaked.
I avoided churches, graveyards etc. I even got a little worried when we had RE at school
“What was I?!?” I thought, “The reverse Highlander? Safe everywhere except holy ground?!?”
After a while the next transformer., turtle or sci-fi film took my interest...and more than one lass, and the fortune was forgot.
Until that is I went to University...at Canterbury in Kent!!
MOST OF THE FRICKING TOWN IS HOLY GROUND....my paranoid nature started to go into overdrive for the next three years...between the beers and lessons of course
Things really got bad when I learnt I was to have my graduating ceremony IN CANTERBURY CATHERDRAL!!!
I swear, I spent the entire ceremony glancing up convinced I was going to get crushed by falling chandeliers or masonry. Or the Dean would go postal and stab me in the eye with my Diploma.
SOOO if you see me avoiding churches or other similar places, its not because I am a vampire or will burst into flames when I go on holy ground...its just I am being cautious and not tempting fate.