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August 31st, 2005


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10:17 am - Keeping up with myself
Sometimes, the natrual world has nothing on the city.

The rain in the forests and the mountains and the fields is cleansing, but it falls in the darkness and soaks into the ground. It has done this for millions of years, since before we crawled out of the slime pools that we came from.

But last night, as I stepped outside the grocery store, I looked at the rain. It fell in sheets, striking the asphalt and splashing in the puddles. A streetlamp was shining down upon the scene.

And the heavens were under my feet.

I watched the stars that were obscured by clouds above me fall to the earth: the light reflecting off the splash, each drop of water flickering and dancing in the streetlamp against the blacktop below.

I watched the scene for a moment, smiling.

Miracles and stars can be found in the strangest places.
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From:rfunk
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)

Rain on the parade. And in the basement.

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OK, I'll be the one to spoil things, even though I love the city.

All that pavement prevents the rain from soaking into the ground underneath, so the water has to get redirected elsewhere. It ends up in places that have already soaked up all the water that fell there. Thus flooding.

The rural county just south of us has been getting hit hard with this because of all the unrestricted development around where I work.
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From:duriyah
Date:August 31st, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Rain on the parade. And in the basement.

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I gotta chime in in agreement with this.

Though that doesn't lessen the beauty that can be found everywhere, even while the ecosystem is unbalanced.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 1st, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Rain on the parade. And in the basement.

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*nods* I agree.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 1st, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Rain on the parade. And in the basement.

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Yes, but that doesn't change the absolute beauty I saw for about ten minutes on Monday night.

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