Exponential Rain

It rained a lot last night; I wish I had a cistern to collect all the rain that came down.  Until I build my ultimate water catchment system, the three barrels at Uncle Bob’s will have to do.

I planted some nasturtium seeds in my “Surprise Garden” before the deluge began.  These flowers will eventually fill in the tulip spot which is now bare.

The rain felt good.

Rainy days are difficult for busy people.  I am accustomed to “going” and “doing” and I expect the weather to conform to my wishes.  It doesn’t work that way, at least not yet.  I’m sure someone is working on an “app” to control the weather.  A primitive weather control device, the umbrella, allows people to “go” and “do” in spite of the rain.  I remember having a “dome umbrella” which promised to keep me dry and allowed me to see clearly where I was going so as not to lose my way under the burden of the rain.

These days, I don’t have a dome umbrella, so I am going to practice standing still.  The “weather guessers” are predicting spots of rain for today and then on and off for the rest of this week; today sounds like a good day to stand still and rest.

On a day of rest a long time ago a “man of the cloth” gave me his business card; I must have been church shopping.  I did not join his church, but I’ve kept the business card all these years because of the “meditation” on the back.

“Fix, O Lord, our steps, so that we stagger not at the uneven motions of the world, but go steadily on our way, neither censuring the journey by the weather we meet, nor turning aside from anything that might befall us.”

I urge you to “stagger not” and be still today, rain or shine.

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