Good Evening, God!
A few days ago my wonderful husband Kit and I went out for an early morning walk. It was early enough the the hibiscus hadn’t unfurled yet. I was taken with how hibiscus unfurl. Right now Kit and I are waiting out hurricane Lane at home — “sheltering in place” they call it. And I am observing that the Future is also given to unfurling.
Right now the Future is unfurling VERY SLOWLY. Hurricane Lane. . . after dropping 19 inches of rain in 24 hours on Hilo on the Big Island . . . and then moving on to Maui . . . is keeping us all waiting here on Oahu. NOT that I am eager for it to arrive!
Being all hunkered down — waiting — for two full days has a certain novelty. It gave me time to bring 32 potted plants into our townhouse. And today, while reading downstairs, I glanced up at our stuck jalousie window and suddenly knew how I could cover them with black garbage bags to keep out most of the rain — that IS coming!
But . . . not yet.
KIT did help me, even thought he is skeptical of the hurricane reaching us at all. He tells me I have a VIVID imagination. I tell him I am only remembering — not imagining. And I confess, that while most of me wants him to be right, there is, alas, a certain satisfaction in being right.
Meanwhile, I’m pondering how jerkily the future unfurls. Thursday I canceled a 6:30 a.m. walk — fearing rain. Today, Friday, I was one of three who didn’t want to drive off for a scheduled lunch. Another cancelation.
I’m grateful for simple things like being able to “fix” the open windows. Projects take me out of my state of suspended animation. Hmm. I may often be in that state without noticing……
While we wait, the storm has lessened in intensity. That is good.
Dare I ask, God, that You reduce it still more?
And now a few hours later — it looks as if You have! The hurricane is now a tropical storm that is slowly falling apart! HURRAY!!!
Waiting and watching with bated breath and so glad that the storm has reduced intensity and you are all safe.