Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Rain at last!

In San Diego there is fire, and here there is rain. At last the drought has broken.

Of course it chose to break when I was on the road to Raleigh to see the bishop (and a couple of other people at the diocesan offices), though I was almost there when it started. But then it REALLY poured, as in can't-see-in-front-of-you-and-it's-so-bad-you-almost-pull-off-the-road, when I was on the way back and it was already dark. 180 miles total, about 100 in the rain.

It is very wet, the geese have been out all day (this part of NC is overrun by Canada Geese who apparently were migrating South from Yankeeland and decided not to keep commuting and just settle here in the milder climes) (otherwise they are quite stupid birds), and the earth is happy.

I am exhausted. Endless work at school, plus the long drive and not enough sleep.


Needless to say, the road looked nothing like this painting (Rainstorm, Union Square by Childe Hassam, 1890) but the only picture of cars on a rainstormy road I found on the Web was from Australia and it had far fewer cars than we had on Route 85/40; also, they were driving on the left. And this is more beautiful.

3 comments:

Wormwood's Doxy said...

So....what did you say to the Bishop, Jane? Inquiring minds want to know... ;-)

Jane R said...

I know -- It was actually about a very specific matter and there wasn't (for reasons I prefer to keep off blog but will be happy to share with you) opportunity in that particular setting to say anything about the topic dear to your heart (and to mine). But be assured that I am keeping it on the burner for our next conversation. It won't be the last time I see him this year. (I actually see the Assisting more often since I chair the Anti-Racism Committee and he is the former chair and still a very active member. So I can talk with him more easily about this, and will. But I won't forget to ask the Ordinary/Diocesan.)

What did you think of +Gene's open letter?

Gotta run to class and talk about womanist and feminist approaches to Jesus :-).

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, I'm sorry you're so tired. Prayers for your revival, my dear.

I'm exhausted, too, but from having fun. NYC is an exhausting place.

May god give you strength for the tasks ahead.