I’ll never forget the day I was driving East bound along Route 78 in New Jersey headed towards New York City. The radio was on low and cruise control was set to 70 mph. I looked in my rearview mirror at the car behind me changing lanes with its blinker flashing getting ready to pass me on the left.
I glanced left as the car zoomed by. After refocusing my attention on the road ahead, I felt an urge to look left again. It felt as if I was being nudged.
Without putting up a fight, I surrendered to the feeling and glanced left. When I did, I saw a spiral set deep in the center of the sun. It was like the sun was in extreme focus.
Without thinking about it, I looked back at the road in front of me but I quickly looked back left again. It wasn’t there this time though. The sun looked characteristically bright, so bright it appeared blurry, and it was really far away again.
That was in like 2011, and I haven’t seen it since. I still wonder and ask myself what the heck that was. Where did it come from? What did it mean?
I have no answers to any of these questions however, I do know what I saw. Perhaps one day when I least expect it it will return, and if it does, hopefully it brings some answers with it this time.