Friday, June 08, 2012

Mirror Synchronicity: The Turkey Vulture

A few weeks ago, an animal unfortunately died in our garage. We thought we smelled something bad, but when the turkey vultures started hanging around our back deck, we knew for sure there must be a dead animal. My husband tore apart the garage, found the source of the smell, and relocated it to the woods.

Two weeks later, the smell is gone (at least to us) but the turkey vultures remain. There are two and I see them on the porch several times a day. If I think about it too much it makes me a little crazy. Is there something they know that we don't? Is it a sign that death is on the horizon? They really do feel quite ominous. (Not to mention they poop a lot on the deck and are annoying for that fact alone.)

Or is this a lighthearted synchronicity to acknowledge my work on the Death Cafe? Really the whole idea of the Death Cafe is to raise death awareness. How better to symbolically represent that than to have vultures standing around.

I took this picture of the turkey vulture today and then I got online to one of my social networks.  I had not yet posted anything about my new vulture friends, but one of my connections had linked to a blog that talked about crows and had a beautiful drawing of a turkey vulture. 

It remains to be seen whether there is more to this story regarding an actual death on the horizon.  Let's hope it is not anytime soon.


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

The death cafe synchro. We've got something coming up on your death cafe in a few days. Brilliant idea.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

I think it is a synchronicity about your Death Cafe,but I don't think it is about a particular death on the horizon that these "Turkey Vultures"
are alerting you to.
I think these birds are being suggested as a mascot for the Death Cafe itself.
What better symbol could you have than a Turkey Vulture?
After all the Cafe is where you all get together and hang around to talk "turkey" about death,isn't it?

According to Wikipedia -
" The Turkey Vulture is gregarious and roosts in large community groups, breaking away to forage independently during the day. "

Maybe you could get your artist friends to draw up something like this character;

...or something cuter like ;

Then you could merchandise like this;

A New Soul said...

I am amused by your suggestion that I use them as mascots because they are so scary to me. Maybe it IS about embracing our fears. Interesting. I will need to think on that.

Joy M. Salyers said...

I also experience synchronicities. I also started to blog about them. I love vultures!! They are super powerful symbols, representing both death and life (in some cultures the Vulture goddess is the mother goddess), bringing new life from death, and doing what needs to be done, among others. Great to stumble upon your blog while browsing drawings online!