Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reflections of the Day

This is the second year that we’ve basically had no summer in Seattle and there was a time when I was still living in Texas that I would have wondered how anyone could think that was bad! I’m not a lover of hot weather, but when it is sunny and warm here it makes you think you’ve died and gone to heaven! It rarely gets beyond the mid 80s during any summer here and when the sky is blue or even with a few big, puffy white clouds, the sun glittering on the blue water of the Sound, it can and does take my breath away. We’ve had a few of those days and the one on my birthday was just one more reason it was such an extraordinary day. But that series of a few gorgeous days seems to have been it for this summer. We’re doing good to get out of the 60s lately; the sun peeks out – maybe for an hour or so and then slips away to shine on some other more fortunate place.

So, I find myself thinking that maybe the weather the past few years with extremes in cold and heat and storms and floods, hurricanes and tornados, is but a reflection of the stormy and destructive time that we are living in, not just in Washington, not just in the United States, but in the world. Is the world trying to warn us of where we’re headed if we don’t get our act cleaned up – literally?

I’ve been watching the convention and while there have been some great and uplifting moments; the disgusting behavior of so many Clinton supporters makes me grateful for the mute button! And just how well do they think they’re going to fare in a country run by John Bush-McCain? Are there actually that many women -- and men who are really that stupid? What a scary thought! I thought she made a great speech last night, but I'm afraid that rather than convincing her followers to vote for Obama, it just made them more determined to vote for McCain, anything to punish Obama for winning the nomination. That thought is even more depressing than the weather.

So, as I looked out my window at another gray and chilly day, I decided to not even turn the TV on today. I’ve dug out some favorite music, found a couple of books that I haven’t read and today I’m going to hide from the world, reality and politics and find another place for my mind to hide out and search for a more peaceful place.

4 comments:

patsy said...

i saw them talking to one fool that was for clinton and said she was going for McCain and they said he is pro-life and she said oh no he isn't! fool will not be able to find the place to vote any way.

Judy said...

It is very cool here today and that is so unusual for August. We have not had rain in over a month and are so dry. I had a very quiet day playing on the computer, watching t.v. (eating too much) and just doing what I wanted. I needed a day like this one. Patsy's comment made me laugh. She cracks me up sometimes. I told her I love her sense of humor. lol.

Quiet Paths said...

I've been reading your words since you came by my blog a few days ago. My brother lives in south Seattle and we visit the OP every summer in June by Forks. I know your area well.

We don't get TV so all my news about the DNC comes from the web and You Tube. I too wonder at the divided mentality of some Democrats and how crucial it is that there is a decisive change in our US govt. All I can say is pray and vote.

Rain said...

It is amazing how some people use their brains-- not. I just hope it's not enough to turn this election and give it to McCain. More Roberts and Alitos should be enough to convince anyone not to vote for McCain if they were using logic...