Thursday, March 27, 2008
Shadows in Sunshine, Reflections in Raindrops
As I sat at my computer in the sun room last week I could glance out at the deck on the other side of the nearby glass doors. The rain was intermittently falling between bouts of sunshine. Spring was upon us and I'm sure if it were possible I could have sold bottled sunshine to those looking for brighter days!
On this particular day I noticed the patterns of the deck railings and posts as they made shadows in the sunlight on the deck's surface. Then the rain would fall. The wet surface then reflected those same posts and railings. I found I liked the wet look the best. It seemed clean and fresh. The green of the yucca plant just beyond the rail glistened. I loved the contrast between wet and dry. The railings and posts stood steadfast rain or shine.
It promises to be another rainy day here today. But then, it is spring. The spring rains must fall to make the earth green again and bring forth new growth. It's a necessity of life.
As much as I wish I could, I can't sell bottled sunshine and we aren't promised sunshine without raindrops. What we can do is accept the day that is given, rejoice in its sunrise, bask in its glow, cheerfully accept its inevitable raindrop, and give thanks at sunset that life goes on rain or shine.