Venus and Jupiter setting

A quick photo just before Venus sank behind our valley’s western ridge

Good Evening, God!

You have been much on my mind since the 10 hour thunderstorm that we first saw at 8:00 p.m. and saw the last flash shortly after sunrise. All those old stories and myths about the gods deploying thunderbolts suddenly became completely understandable. I have been in thunderstorms as a teenager up in the San Bernardino mountains. And the lightening struck brighter and closer than it did on Monday night. But, it passed quickly!

This was relentless. What started off as silent bursts of light in the southern sky . . . kept on coming. . . slowly. I went out at 11:00 and the lightening was now to our north. Flashes of horizontal lightening. And by then they were close enough for the sound to surround us. A few hours later flashes reached me around corners and the claps of thunder kept reverberating.

My cup overflowed. This was not a hurricane but it was more than I had experienced before. And it is the Overflow Factor that pivotal.

I’m sitting here thinking . . . first that I am overjoyed by the quiet sky of this evening. Secondly, that I have to find ways to buy less, use less, save more. I am only One. But I am the only one I am responsible for. So what will I actually do . . . or not do? Well, I just turned off the only light I had on. And now I will turn off my computer and go to bed!

Story teller,

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