22 hours ago
Sunday, October 18, 2009
We have now entered the rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest and I have to say: I'm loving it!
I love watching the raindrops collect to make little rivulets on the windshield.
I love watching the rain fall at night in the light of the streetlamps.
I love hearing the rain pound on my new roof while I'm cozy and warm in my snug little house.
But probably my favorite, is seeing the effect of light on a world recently drenched by rainfall.
I was driving home in a rainstorm the other morning. As I came up a hill and the morning sun was blinding me against the rain-soaked asphalt, I began to think about light.
There are usually at least a few minutes of sun every day in the rainy season and I love those small moments when a world of gray is suddenly on fire with light. It is as though the sun wants to remind us that it's still there.
How like life.