Monday, June 27, 2011

Stormy Weather

Ocean View, VA 2009 photo: LAM

I was reminded the other day of a simple truth.

The Weather Channel forecasted storms in the morning before 10 and sun the rest of the day. But it stayed sunny all morning.  Throughout the day a cluster of clouds with just a touch of darkness hinted at the possibility of rain, but a strong breeze picked up in the afternoon and blew them away.

Ocean View, VA 2009 photo:LAM
And in the breeze, I heard this: Sometimes it takes a storm to bring change. In the summer we experience this, it's muggy it's hot, and then there is a thunder storm and it's cooler. Other times though, a strong breeze blows the clouds away before they can become a storm.  Maybe there is no need for a change that day and sunny skies prevail.  Its interesting that we don't get to pick the days that get stormy or the issues in life that disappear on a breeze. Maybe we shouldn't curse the sky's storms or life's battles, maybe we should just observe them and be thankful that change is inevitable and there are some things in the universe that we can't control.

"Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony." -Heraclitus

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