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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New Day

Yesterday was one of those magical New England days. The kind of day where the weather takes on several roles, from delighted child, to moody teen … bored housewife to angry mother. The value of the performances, all worthy of ovation, almost went unnoticed until after the climax. The peak of the show came in the early evening, as I sat on the deck in the mix of sun and shade, talking to my mom on the phone. I noticed the dark, dark sky approaching from the west and could feel a storm tagging along. The breeze picked up and suddenly shifted to wind. The trees leaned into and away from one another as their chatter and dance picked up in volume and pace. I could feel that rain would be next as I moved my seedlings back indoors, still on the phone with my mother. The wind intensified. Drama and energy, dark and heavy, flew all around. The petals of the crabapple flew around like confetti in honor of a celebration I couldn’t quite comprehend. No sooner were my babies inside and my call concluded did the rain come, dark and heavy and hard.

Inside my little hut I prepped dinner for stovetop in lieu of the grill, which was my original intention. We sat and ate. By the time dinner was over the sun was out again, the air still and cool, and the only sign of the storm was drifting east and out of sight.

I marveled at the scent and taste of the air, the crispness of the landscape, and the feel of the stillness on my body as I sat outside in the gleaming rays of the waning sunshine.

All things pass, I felt a voice whisper. No matter how dark, moody, dramatic, dull or powerful … they pass. And the sun always shines on the transformation.

And I wake to make a new day today.

Peace.

11 comments:

faerwillow said...

~your words written this morning made me feel as if i was there with you experiencing such weather...yes all does seem to pass and smiles and calmness prevail...we had a wicked wind storm on monday...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

DK said...

Seems like the weather's been moody all over the place lately... we've had some "angry mom" moments this week followed immediately by sunshine. And the yard is COVERED in crab apple petals too.

inannasstar said...

"The kind of day where the weather takes on several roles, from delighted child, to moody teen … bored housewife to angry mother."

This made me smile : )

Thank you.

Patty-Cake Manners said...

I loved that line too!

Tammie Lee said...

Rose this is a lovely post, the magic is held within your words. Thank you.

Laura said...

This is the most wonderful description of the magic of a storm... I think there is nothing like the beauty of a storm.
blessings
~*~

Mica of The.Old.Silver.Oak said...

Beautiful way you describe the weather changes. So poetic. I so love the dance of the trees when the wind comes a singin'

Walk in the Woods said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. I appreciate them - one and all!

Bobbi Lewin said...

Lovely! Yes, I could feel the rain and the wind. And it felt warmer than what we have been experiencing here in Utah!

M.M.E. said...

I always remind myself that no matter how I am feeling one day, they will pass with the next sunrise.

Julia said...

Lovely thoughts about the ever changing landscape. I really enjoy those kinds of events for their brevity and suddenness and energy and reflection.