Monday, August 17, 2009

one single solitary day

Today was indeed an auspicious day! Not only was it my birthday on the Gregorian calendar it was also my Mayan birthday. I'm told this does not happen very often in one's lifetime. I didn't find out until the end of the day but I wished I had known earlier. I would've planned differently for the day...I'm not sure how but I would've used this opportunity in some spectacular fashion. As it is, my family and friends made this a wonderful day. And tonight I saved a life. My friend took me to dinner and as we enjoyed our meal, suddenly she choked on a piece of meat. She was choking and motioning to me that she could not breathe. I went behind her to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. I've never done the Heimlich Maneuver...my mind was racing to remember long ago first aid classes...thinking that I sure hoped someone in the crowded restaurant knew the Heimlich in case I failed. I stood behind her and wrapped my arms around her and squeezed gently...she was still choking. So I took my fist and pressed harder, sending the lodged piece of meat flying across the table...just like in the movies! The strange thing was that no one at the neighboring tables or any of the service staff noticed. It was like we were in a bubble...facing death...conquering death...laughing at the joy of being alive. It was an auspicious day. Gregorian birthday, Mayan birthday, saved a life...I'm sure it is the beginning of change...it must be...

4 comments:

cafe selavy said...

My gosh, what a day. It was my friend's birthday, too, and I am certain she did not know it. Her day was not nearly as auspicious. I will let her know.

beatriz said...

http://www.mayacalendar.org/mayan-horoscope.php?birthMonth=8&birthDay=17&birthYear=2009

yes!! an out of ordinary moment. thank you for this. i can feel the bubble of being outside of normal time and events. nicely described! presents come in weird packages.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! What a day you had.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! What a day you had.