A tornado in Breezy Point, seen from Coney Island on Saturday
Saturday, somewhere around 5:30 pm, dark clouds rolled in for the second time in one day, as if scene from a disaster film. I stood by the window watching as they slowly moved from west to east, some of the world's giant ocean liners slowly sailing out to sea, passing Ground Zero in lower Manhattan along the way. Passenger would have to wonder if they would be witness to another storm like the one early that morning where tornadoes struck both Breezy Point and Canarsie around 11:00 am. Today, they are cleaning up after the tornadoes - one of many natural disasters that teach us that anything can happen anywhere, anytime, without notice, in end times.
Breezy Point is a quiet beachfront community, having more in common with nearby Long Island and the famous Hampton Resort areas where New York residents often spend the summer. Canarsie is a phonetic interpretation of a word in the Lenape language for "fenced land" or "fort". The Native Americans who made the infamous sale of the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders were Lenape. Europeans would often refer to the indigenous people living in an area by the local place-name, and so reference may be found in contemporary documents to "Canarsee Indians". The current neighborhood lies within the former town of Flatlands, one of the five original Dutch towns on Long Island.
That day will also, interestingly, mark 100 days left till 21 Dec 2012.
One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) seen in the background during Saturday's storm
Many of the firefighters who died on 9/11 lived in the Rockaways and Breezy Point.
Last week, the Yangtze River ran red (see previous blog). A red river could mean many things - science and pseudoscience - which are being investigated. This happened the day after the 2012 Yunnan Province earthquakes - leaving at least 89 people dead and 800 injured, at least 201,000 people displaced, and more than 20,000 houses damaged or destroyed.
Earth-shaking fire from the center of the Earth,
will cause the towers around the New City to shake,
Two great rocks for a long time will make war,
And then Arethusa will color a new river red.
(Century 1, Quatrain 87)
Arethusa means "the waterer" in Greek mythology. Her name always reminds me of Zarathustra. We exist in a timeline of Flood Stories with connections to ancient alien theory about creators who wipe out civilizations by flood or ice age, then reboot the program and created another race of human thought to be more evolved.
This morning, my grandson Dylan's baseball team, Ridge South, played against Chris Christie's son's team, the Mendham Generals, and beat them 8-7. Governor Christie is seen in the photo above. Dylan is the 4th boy from the left in the front row. Congratulations Dylan, from Grandma on Grandparents' Day.