Quote# 134192

Original in German (see link)
Translated by SomeApe


I had an outmost remarkable experience, which proved to me the existence of God or at least of supernatural phenomena absolutely clearly. After I racked my brain for ten years, about, if [it means something], and if yes, what it means, I hope that someone here can tell me how one should interpret such a thing the best way.

It was in february 2000, when I fell in love with a girl who was 15 years younger than me. But she didn't want to reciprocate my love.
In my desperation I decided to record a self-made compilation on an audio tape for her workmate ["Kollege", in Switzerland, can also mean just "friend"].
At the end of the A-side, I wanted at least the title of the last song (Boston's "A man I'll never be") to be sung..and would you look at that, the tape had exactly enough space for this.
[...]
On the B-side, I noticed that the CD player skipped a bit exactly when the singer of Deep Purple sung about the light spirit, this is going to be relevant later.
At the end of the tape there was the piece "it never rains" of Dire Straits' "Love over gold" album. Fortunately, I managed to fade it out before the chaotic ending. Mark Knopfler sung about (I don't remember it precisely anymore) counting on the help of friends and respectively [I think he wanted to say et cetera] and (tape finished). After this, the lyrics Tinpanalley (civilization chaos), and so on, would follow.
Now, somehow I thought that this tape could be something special and I visited a local musician, so he can listen to it. The same evening, I
looked at one of his CDs and discovered the label "Black rose records" on the back. I asked myself if I went to the right person. It was about 2 AM, a strong rain eased, as I decided to bind - in my thoughts - everything negative in the world to the rose and hand it to the light spirit (due to Deep Purple CD skipping) for "disposal".
Usually, I really never do such rituals and I'm not a member of a cult or so. So, with half-closed eyes, I stretched the arm with the imaginary rose in hand in direction of the window, towards the light spirit. I felt truly: now it's "swallowed" and in just this moment, it shone bright. I got up and walked to the window, to see what could have shone so bright and in this moment, there was thunder! With soft knees, I sunk into the armchair that stood right behind me. It was in the middle of the winter, there weren't any lightnings months before and after! Other people, whom I told the story, heard the thunder too. On a walk, I coincidentally saw the freshly shredded tree. I'm 100% sure I didn't dream this. On the cover of Dire Straits' album "Love over gold", there is a lightning bolt...
[...]
Before, I wasn't into reading. After some research I conclude that philosophy is too complicated for my taste.

But, as a non-bookworm, I especially enjoyed one quote from a philosopher: A big book is a big nuisance
[...]

merkwürdig, esoterikschweiz.ch 9 Comments [11/14/2017 9:18:49 AM]
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Malingspann

I can't make any sense out of this.

11/14/2017 9:45:41 AM

SomeApe

If some coincidences and an ordinary lightning strike is "absolutely clear proof" of god for you, then yes, philosophy is probably too complicated for you. Heck, walking and breathing at the same time is probably too complicated for you.

@Malingspann:
Could be the fault of my translation, though I very much doubt that in this case ;)

11/14/2017 9:54:01 AM

Littleblueheathen

Keep this nut away from Pink Floyd albums.

11/14/2017 10:22:13 AM

keith

"in love with a girl who ...didn't want to reciprocate my love"

Dude, you're not IN LOVE WITH someone who isn't IN LOVE WITH you at the same time. That's more IN LOVE AT or INFATUATED WITH or STALKING.

It never gets more rational after that start...

11/14/2017 10:38:44 AM

Kanna

Lightning is perfectly natural. Why is that proof of the supernatural?

11/14/2017 10:51:15 AM

SomeApe

@keith:

To fall in love with someone isn't the same as to be in love with someone, isn't it?
Maybe I should have translated it as "I had a crush on that girl"..

11/14/2017 11:02:30 AM

Bay of Fundie

I have no idea what the OP is talking about but "Love Over Gold" is a fine album.

11/14/2017 11:16:49 AM

SomeApe

Ok, guys, here's a recap:
- Dude says he experienced clear proof of god or transcendality (<- is this a word?)
- Despite having experienced this proof, Dude crunched his brains for ten years whether his experience is valid, and if so, what it means. He asks for help in an esoteric forum.

- Dude had a crush on a girl that was 15 years younger.
- Dude made a desperate attempt to "conquer" her and decided to make a mixtape.
- When the A-Side was almost full, Dude wanted to squeeze at least that much of "A man I'll never be" onto the tape so the title is sung at least once. The remaining tape coincidentally leaves exactly enough time to contain the title exactly once. Dude is mighty impressed by this.
- Dude notices a hiccup in the CD-Player when Deep Purple sings about a light spirit (light as in luminesence, not as in weight). Dude is also very impressed by that.
- Yet another coincidence happens, of which even I don't know what he's implying.
- Dude asks a local musician to listen to his tape, because he thinks it's special.
- Dude discovers that this musician is on "Black Rose Records" *fill in your gasp here* and is worried that he might asked the wrong person for help, because a black rose can clearly only symbolize satanism.
- After confirming that he is not a cult member, Dude then tells us that he sat in his chair, half-closed his eyes, reached out to offer an imaginary flower to an imaginary entity and witnessed....

A fucking lightning bolt

- Dude is then extremely surprised that there is thunder after the lightning.
- Dude is further surprised that other people can hear thunder too.

- Suddenly, Dude talks about philosophy. I have no damn idea why...

Thanks for your attention.
Ask me questions if you want.

11/14/2017 12:38:59 PM

KrazyKat

Somebody smoking some bad weed methinks.....

11/14/2017 3:52:48 PM

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