This is my cry to Mother Nature to make it rain. When it doesn’t rain, I feel like we’re being betrayed. A betrayal of Mother Nature. Here at the lake, it looks like a big storm will kick up any minute — and then it blows away. The corn is too short, growing in dirt as dry as concrete. The grass is like straw that crunches when you walk on it. Summer is supposed to
bring us a carpet of green to carry our bare feet, and be the backdrop for lazy summer days of lying on your back, deciding which cloud formations make a bunny. Even the trees are dry, as they almost weep trying to stand in the dry heat. A few weaker branches are so dry they snap off in a light breeze. I’m sure I could locate over 100 web sites that would scientifically explain that the reason for this dry climate is due to global warming and pollution. It hurts to think of it that way – an earth so full of pain that it can’t even cry.
But what I really miss is the thunderstorms. A really good afternoon storm, complete with thunder and lightning, with a power outage. A storm that makes you just a little bit scared, so that I have the chance to explain to my boys, like my Mom did for me, that God is just moving his furniture. And that smell – you know the smell that comes after a heavy electrical storm? I miss that.
The plants need the rain. The earth needs the rain. And I’m one of the worriers – I think about all those people doing amateur fireworks, and all the fire hazards. And, not that it’s that important, but I wonder what squirrels do for water when it’s dry. And we’re so out of balance. There are other places that have too much rain. But my Dad always said, you have to look at the big picture. Things really aren’t as bad as they seem — if you take a look around. So, tell me. I’m stuck up here with no TV, no newspaper. What’s it doing in your corner of the globe? Show me that maybe it is all balanced, and this is just a temporary glitch in the system. But for now, I guess there’s nothing better to do than just have a balloon fight with the boys.
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