Monday, August 27, 2007
We had a short downpour yesterday which wasn't enough to put a dent in the drought but I was able to watch the parched plants drink up each and every droplet. When they were full, they appeared to be hanging on tightly to the water providing me with some photo opportunities.Much as the berries were holding on to the water as if they feared it wouldn't come again, I was rushing out to photograph them. It has been so dry with only sporadic brief showers that every time I learn something while playing with photography immediately after the rain, it almost feels like the last chance. I know it will rain again but it's hard to believe when the earth gets parched to the point of cracking.The moth was holding on so tight to the screen that I wasn't sure it was alive until hours later when it moved slightly and eventually went on its way. There are so many situations where we have to hold on until its time to let go. As a parent, I have had to let go many times in good ways.Holding on until it's time to let go may be the hardest lesson life teaches us up until the final parting. The trick is knowing when its time because sometimes life is predictable and fair and sometimes it's anything but fair. I'm finally reaching an age where I understand some of what my mother tried to tell me when I was so angry about the injustices in life. I don't have any great answers, merely understanding, so I guess I will stop there.