Friday, May 10, 2013
Quote of the Day: “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ― Roger Miller
We are still in the middle of the rainy season. It rains very hard every night with the power outages that always accompany rain here. The dogs hide, the security guard hides from its power. It messes with the thatch and finds holes to leak inside. It makes howling noises and roaring noises and quiet pitter-pat noises. It feeds the flowers and all growing things. It makes most of the roads impassable and feeds the colds and flu amongst us humans. It lowers the temperature to balmy for northern folks and freezing to us Africans. The morning after one of our hard rainy season rains, the blue of the sky is almost painful to see and the flowers show off for each other in the midst of the greenest greens that Africa can produce. It swells the rivers and causes hurt and heartache for those who live in mud huts, but it comes for us all. The rainbows that come with daytime rain are rich and bright and seem to drip color all over the place. I like the dry season, but I wouldn't like it if it weren't for the rainy season. We only have two seasons--wet and dry--but I like them both. Thank you God for rain and making the rain stop from time to time.