This is the view from my window right now.
… Okay, so it’s not exactly the view from my window in that I’m not staring at a deck that walks out onto the beach with the Atlantic Ocean in front of me. But it is precisely how my window looks at this moment: drenched with rain.
Where is our 85° sunny day?! What happened to the beautiful summer weather? I could swear that the Weather Channel had said nothing about rain!
Oh wait… Now it’s a thunderstorm. Continue reading
Effects of a Raindrop
**Warning: This post is not going to be about the science of capillary waves, skipping rocks, or any other such water-related things. Rather, it will hopefully be a metaphor for how I am perceiving life at this moment.**
Have you ever observed raindrops on a pond? Or even what happens when a rock is thrown into a lake? The clean, smooth, perfect surface of the water is suddenly pierced, and from that puncture a ringlet of ripples emanate around it.
I find life to be much the same. We are born, we have this entirely clean slate, and then suddenly our clean slate is pierced by something. Anything. Whether it be a person, an event, a decision. Our life is suddenly influenced. And from this change in our life, we see many resulting developments. Some we never predicted could happen, some we hoped and wished would occur. But no matter what, our lives seem to be a continuing ripple. Continue reading