Monday, May 25, 2015

Wishes for a Peaceful Memorial Day


I almost forgot. A storm rages even as I try to think of what to say. Thunder rolls like there's a bowling tournament going on in the heavens. Rain drums an odd syncopation that keeps me guessing which direction the water's coming from. Perhaps the four corners? Austin has had twenty-two consecutive days of rain. Such flooding! I gave up on keeping a tally for us two weeks ago. 

There's nothing I can do about the storm except wait, and since I'm not great at doing nothing, I did something. I did it quickly in case the lights fail. I drew fast, colored fast, erased faster and guess what. I drew on the wrong side of the paper. The ink smeared; the markers didn't make nice, and the colors are a wash. Ink never works well when it's as humid as it is here, so . . . Judge me by my intentions and by what you see. I'm trying to dodge flashes of lightning. It's instance and sense to know I should shut down, and I will. Soon.

Peaceful Memorial Days are memorable. Pray that all the fallen will rest in peace, and let us not forget how to make peace, so that we may all rest peacefully at the end of the day.



12 comments:

  1. amen and God bless is all I can say and maybe that Is enough .May the storm just pop and rain and that is all . I pray the rougher stuff stays away from you .

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    1. Thank you.

      The storm was a humdinger and a roof-banger. Or should that be a shingle shaker and a flood maker? Parts of Houston are still under water but there's hardly any evidence of all the water we got. The back yard has been a squelcher for days, yet it's practically dry right now. Our back neighbor is mowing with a towel on top of his head. The sun is shining. More rain is predicted. Not like last night, but still. And we are thankful.

      Thanks for your prayers. :)

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    2. I think you should read my shoes post please read I think you need to read that and let me know what you think thanks .

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    3. I did. I promise you, I did. :)

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    1. O'Gorman? Kerry? So Irish. :)

      Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your comment. War is like a pestilence; there should be a vaccine.

      Be well.

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  3. It's fantastic. As an observer, I don't see all the flaws you talk about. You're too hard on yourself.

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    1. Thank you. The tribute was hastily drawn and colored on a half sheet of scribbled-on paper. I felt guilty because I should have spent more time on it. I blame all the lightning and thunder. I used to love storms. Last night was crazy. We lost power twice. The black in didn't dry so I smeared it . . . I'm doing it again, aren't I? Sorry. You're very kind. I hear you.

      Be well.

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  4. I love your fat chicks ... I just do.

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    1. {{{Susan}}} <--- Hugs.

      Thank you.

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  5. Send us some rain. We are parched here in CA. I miss it.

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    1. I would, if I could. Parts of Houston are still bailing out. People died, some are still missing, and the final counts on both are still out.

      Don't give up hope.

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