For the last several days, our house was inundated by flies – common houseflies. They were clustered on the windows, dozens deep. They zipped around the kitchen with utter impunity, landed here, there, everywhere. Since we’ve had the air conditioning on and all the windows and doors were shut, we couldn’t figure out how they were getting in.
The fly swatter barely made a dent in their numbers and then, the swatter broke so we started using rolled up newspapers. I’d be sitting at my desk in the evening, working, and flies would be flitting past me. One of us would walk out in the kitchen and spend fifteen minutes swatting them. I mean, there must have been hundreds of these suckers.
At night, they would glom onto the walls in the hallway, in some sort of semi-hibernation, and were easy targets. In our 12 years in this house, I remember only one other incident similar to this. That time, we found the flies were coming in through a window with a loose screen and somehow worked their way into the tiny crevices between the glass and the frame. Not this time, though.
Half-jokingly, Rob said, “Maybe they’re paranormal flies.”
Well, okay, maybe. I looked up the esoteric meaning for flies and wasn’t surprised that Biblical interpretations tend toward looking at flies as satanic. From an animal totems dictionary, the verdict was much more positive:
“The Fly teaches the ability to greatly multiply prosperity, endeavors and ventures at enormous rates. He shows how to be quick to act and respond to achieve results. Fly aids in demonstrating the power of keen eyesight along with expanding awareness in many directions. Although flies are known for carrying diseases in unfavorable surroundings, the lesson of fly is in the value of carrying your emotions, thoughts and feelings in order to act quickly in sometimes unfavorable or uncomfortable conditions. It takes about two weeks from hatching for new eggs to be laid, likewise, two weeks is significant in one’s personal development. Are you ready for quick and abrupt changes? Are you ready to move quickly? Fly will show how to make quick changes for rapid growth.
Now here’s the odd thing about these flies. This morning, we still had a bunch of them – not as many as yesterday, but still a considerable number. So I dropped by our local drug store to buy a new fly swatter and bought two for good measure. But since I got home – several hours now – I’ve found only three stragglers. So where did all these other flies go?
The esoteric meaning provides a time frame – two weeks. It will be interesting to see what unfolds between now and early May. So as usual, we’re taking clues from wherever we find them. Even from house flies. Paranormal, indeed!