Breathing in Sweetness…

IMG_6039-2 copyI went outside Saturday morning…after a summer shower…and was met by the smell of every plant in my yard…the basil and the mint…the rosemary and lavender…the roses…and then…all the blooming shrubs and weeds…I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by the intensity of the fragrance…but I was…I guess I thought the rain would wash the scent away…

Bertha…laughed…as she danced tippy-toe in the wet grass…dodging stray raindrops…and said…it’s a lot like life…we think that the rains…AKA…struggles…will wash away our sweetness…when in fact…they do just the opposite…magnifying…and making us more of who we are…

Ahhh…breathing in the sweetness…of my life…and garden…

Jane…

Rumbling in the Rain…

Yesterday…the sky was dark…thunder rumbled…and…rumbled…and… Raindropsrumbled…for about four hours…before the rain fell…

Although…we enjoyed the thunder…Bertha…said the delay between the rumblings and the rain…made her think of my life…of all the times that I…talk…about something…on and on…but don’t seem to get around to doing anything about it…

Hmmm…that might have happened once or twice…but I didn’t think we were keeping score…

She went on to remind me…that it’s good to plan…it’s good to set intentions…it’s good to hold my mouth just right…but…sometimes…I just need to…rain already

Jane