Thursday, January 23, 2020
Back in 1969, I had a premonition—that I would die at age 23. The thought would just pop up and into my mind seemingly out of nowhere. At other times, a license plate number might jump out at me screaming “23” as part of the plate number. For some reason, that would trigger a vision of my impending death at age 23. I forget the details, but I remember the premonition.
I remember telling my "date", in the Summer of 1969—a great year in New York City—that I would die at the age of 23. As I recall, we were both smashed on pot and each other. She didn’t seem to take me seriously enough, or maybe she did, I forget. We’d be done in a few weeks, for unrelated reasons.
In 1969 and 1970, I believe I mentioned the premonition to others a few times. Or maybe it was just a couple of times. At least once, of that I am sure.
Admittedly, I cannot recall everything about the premonition. I especially cannot remember the first time I received the message that I would die at age 23. But the premonition was clear at age 21, and Death was clearly associated with the number 23.
Back in the day, pretty stoned on whatever was available, I had no fear of dying, even tho I actually thought I would be dead before reaching age 24.
Many years later, after my 23rd birthday had passed, I became spiritually minded and came to know that in my previous past life, I had died young. Perhaps that had colored my premonition in this life.
In any event, after age 23 came and went, I forgot about the premonition. Until the 23rd of January, 1982, when my son Ryan was born but doomed to die soon thereafter, due to medical malpractice. It was then that the premonition returned, painfully. All that was 38 years ago to the day, as of this original writing (I've done some editing afterwards).
Obviously, during my premonition stage, 23 and Death had been clearly linked, tho I was way off in thinking that I would die at age 23. While I do get signs from the Spirit World, now and then, it has been my experience that I often misinterpret those signs, as in the scenario discussed above. Thus, I have no plans to open up a Psychic Shop.