Rainy Day

August 18, 2021

It rained a lot today. My rain gauge registered 2.5 inches (over 6 cm) in the last 24 hours. It was all thanks to a tropical storm called Fred. I wonder when and why we started naming tropical storms? All of the plans that I had for today were a total washout. I debated some alternatives but decided to embrace the change of plans and enjoy the day. I did not achieve anything today that was measurable. I was unable to cross anything off the list. I had nothing physical to show for the day. I played cards with the kids. I didn’t win. I think I’ve been operating from a place of constant tension all summer. I don’t know why. There is no good reason for it. I needed a rainy day. I was able to work out a solution to a problem that has been vexing me for months. It came to me suddenly while I was reading a book. The solution was obvious. I achieved a lot today.

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