Sunday, August 26, 2007


Magnificent! Clouds have a marvelous way of breaking up the monotony of the clear skies. The clouds arrived with rolling thunder that has been serenading us for the last few hours and with that a few dark clouds slowly made their way overhead and even dropped some rain on us! I was so shocked to see rain that I stood outside under cover of the patio roof and wept! I needed something normal and what is more normal than rain? We had some sprinkles back in Feb. but that seems more like eons ago than six months.

There was a storm last night of another nature. Mom had a complete melt-down. Not surprising after the celebration of her birthday that she sadly didn't remember much of! She went through the cards she'd received and couldn't remember ever seeing them before and couldn't locate the book her sister had given her. The book is non-fiction about manifestation and is outside of mom's level of understanding; she simply can't follow or retain information. Fiction is about the only thing she can read; she may not remember the characters from one page to the next but that doesn't matter. As long as the writer describes things in a very visual way mom is happy. We had a good talk and when I said that it's okay for her brain cells to be missing-at-large because now she can be the eccentric person she always wanted to be she laughed. "So, instead of looking stupid I'll just be that crazy old lady? That might not be a bad thing." She's in a better frame of mind today. I, on the other hand, am limp with exhaustion and patching everyone back together.

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all--he's walking on them.
Leonard L. Levinson quotes

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
G.K. Chesterfield

1 comment:

Raewyn said...

Levinson sure has it sussed!
Love that quote.
Also love the pics of the clouds.
There is beauty in looking up :-)