Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Watching this storm build was wondrous, powerful, ominous, assuming, exciting, erotic, and determined. The wind stirred and the leaves turned every which way as the sky blackened and the noise thickened. I felt it's wrath surround me and have little concern for how I would be effected. The strength of the wind danced a vigorous step and the pellets falling like bullets stung my bare arms and face. I saw bright light streak in a jagged, razor sharp line, promising fire. The loud crack and train like rumbles came from every direction, or so it seemed. I was consumed with anticipation and an odd hope for a fierce and wild experience.
The sky lightened - the noise thinned, the leaves calmed, the stinging pellets began to fall like delicate pearls and the promise of a fierce and wild experience was broken. I was ready though, ready indeed.
And so storms as they arrive and strengthen are so much like life as it unfolds, - darkens, brightens, strengthens, weakens, promises, disappoints, frightens, calms, challenges, provides, surprises, predicts, excites, deflates, and we each forge on through every storm - to celebrate the glory of the light and calm when it is over - only to do it all over again and again. Are we crazy? Oh I think not. We are determined, just like the storms and the aftermaths - we are hopeful of truth and surrender - we are faithful to what is promised and believed - we are strong, stronger than ever imagined - we are resilient and resourceful - we are everything and nothing - we love harder and trust. Through every storm, all of us, who are here reading this and alive knows what I am writing about - and so for all your storms survived - each one preparing you for the next - I want to honor your courage, mine too - because somehow, on the end of some lightning bolt or wind tunnel or tossed leave we ended up here, together. and I think that is amazing and miraculous. "Thank you" for fighting to survive all your storms so I could be blessed with the gift of having each and every one of you in my life today. Amen.
Posted by Gail at 12:40 PM