This past week it rained and rained and rained. I don’t remember a rain like that, for so long, nonstop, day and night, except for the monsoons in India. The rain filled up 3 of my wheelbarrows! My husband dug a circular ditch around the house so that the water could have a place to go instead of in our basement. I looked out to see a running stream encircling us – we now live on an island! It turns out that our dog, a border collie, has been “herding the house” for the last 10 years (we don’t have sheep), so the digging of the ditch wasn’t as hard as it could have been, except that it was raining constantly the entire time that it took him to do the job.
Later that night we went to see the movie, “Life of Pi”. The scenes with the incredible storms at sea made me realize how much I hate rain. The movie itself is a must see, especially if you’ve been to India. The scenes of Pondicherry are so beautiful that I whispered to him that I wanted to start packing to go live there. Later he told me that he had been there in the late 70′s. Thirty plus years ago there were so many people there, that he knew it was just someone’s story of that Indian town; in real life it is not looking like the south of France.
The morning that they said the rains would be over, I got up early so that I could see the sun rise again and the blue sky that I had missed for the last 5 days. When I saw the first morning light, I truly felt born-again; my spirit lifted, and I knew that everything was going to be all right.
Other than THE WEATHER, I have been trying to cut down on the amount of time I spend in cyber-world because it’s been getting out of hand. Coincidentally, Rob Brezsny, the astrologer whose great horoscopes I’ve been reading ever since I can remember, said that doing this might not be a bad idea:
“A San Francisco writer named Maneesh Sethi decided he was wasting too much time on the Internet. His productivity was suffering, so he hired a woman to sit next to him as he worked and yell at him or slap his face every time his attention wandered off in the direction of Facebook or a funny video. It worked. He go a lot more done. While I would like to see you try some inventive approaches to pumping up your own efficiency, I don’t necessarily endorse Sethi’s rather gimmicky technique. Start brainstorming about some interesting yet practical new ways to enhance your self-discipline, please.”
Yes Rob, I will.
And lastly, check out:: Marshall ‘Soulful’ Jones before you go click somewhere else: