December 1st, 2004


The sky

This morning was so beautiful I could hardly stand it.

I awoke just before 6:00 to darkness and the sound of a steady rain. The rain continued for two hours as I ate breakfast and prepared to go grocery shopping. The wind kicked up just before I left, blasting open the front door and knocking objects about. It was still raining when I entered the store at 8:00.

When I emerged from the store an hour later, everything had changed. The rain had stopped. The sky had shattered into pieces, with dazzling bright blue patches mixed with the grey. Clouds, both dark and bright white, were racing across the sky. The edges of some of the clouds were illuminated by an unseen sun, so brilliantly that the light hurt my eyes.

This transfiguration made me want to weep with joy.
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