Monday, May 3, 2010

The Fourth Kind

This weekend I watched The Fourth Kind twice in a row. I'm a closet sci-fi junkie and will, quite frankly, watch anything that is creatively out-there.

Hmmm. I'm not sure what to make of it. But it did make me remember a soccer game.

I was sitting on the sidelines of my daughter's soccer practice. She was goalie for a team headed to state. I was on a chair next to a very nice woman who had a daughter that played forward on the same team. The woman was a bit older than me - at previous practices we (she) had discussed the advantages and disadvantages of hormone replacement therapy. And definitely more worldly than me. I had spent most of my adulthood living in the wilds of Wyoming. She had recently moved to an Idaho border town from the East Coast. She was a vegan, if I remember right, and wore the most amazing and stylish cotton outfits - well stylish for Wyoming anyway.

On this particular day the sun was shining and the wind only blowing lightly. I was bundled up in a thick sweatshirt while she sat beside me in a blue cotton jacket, her long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail.

"I just finished reading a book," she told me. I wish I could remember the name. I know she told me. "About UFO's and Aliens," she continued. "Do you believe in life on other planets?"

As a sci-fi enthusiast, I responded, "Well, if there's not, it would sure be a waste of space." Pun intended.

She turned to me. Her face grim and determined and her blue eyes bore into mine. "I believe in life on other planets too." Way too serious here.

I gulped unable to turn away from her intense gaze.

"Only I don't think the beings that are out there are friendly like E.T. or Alf. In fact, I think some are capable of unspeakable acts." Her face was pinched and her voice sounded strained.

Whoa! I remember the moment was interrupted by a goal, but I thought about her comments for days after. And now here I am again, remembering her and wondering if she had more to say. 


  1. wowwwwwwwwwwww...that would be interesting to know what else she had to say.... :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. oh funny encounter..I tend to say goofy things in public and people must think I am a strange one! I loved your quip about the waste of space..too funny.

  3. HI!!!!
    HMMMMM.... oh I am sure she did!!!I bet she has been on tv, taken from us by an alien!!!!HOw weird to say something like that at a child's soccer game!!!!Ok, she must really like that sort of stuff, scares the bejeebers out of me, I hate driving home alone on a dark road, very scary!!!!Some people in Phx have seen UFO'S or so they said!!!!

  4. Hope you are having a wonderful week! xx

  5. do do do do do dod ooo do. That is supposed to sound like twighlight zone.

    Hmmmmm. Makes one think, eh?

  6. What a weird encounter....kinda creepy at the same time!

    Oh...and if you are a Sci-Fi follower...

    "May the 4th be with you today"......

  7. Scaaarrrreeeeyyyy, Hmmm, do you think she is a "D"??
    I would rather think of other life forms more like Alf, minus the cat souffles!!
    Enjoy, Dana

  8. so glad you were watching the game :)

  9. so glad you were focusing on the game.

  10. Oh wow. This reminds me of a long-late-night discussion I had with my family at Christmastime this year. My sisters and parents had not discussed such matters since we had become adults. It was so interesting to hear all of our opinions and the similarities and differences... where the overlap was and wasn't... who had thought about certain things a lot, and not much at all... crop circles, UFO's, the reality of the moon landing, 9/11 and JFK conspiracy theories...Stonehenge... What a fun thing to ponder the mysteries of the universe!

  11. strange things happening ;)))
    happy Mother's Day~

  12. I am sure space is full of diversity and that would include terrible beings. There has to be all types of life forms sentient and otherwise. I hope she wasn't going to say she had been captured and prodded by an alien! thanks for the visit, by the way.

  13. Her poor kids! You just know they have nightmares!
    Speaking of kids, Happy Mother's Day!
    Thanks for stopping by my place. I'm your newest follower. :)

  14. If there is life out there, I hope they are as nice and friendly as ET. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Good luck!!
    Patricia :o)


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