Welcome. What you see here is proof positive that the Anoka Sand Plan and the Sunrise River come together at the end of the rainbow. We also have to agree, I think, that rainy weather can been good for making rainbows as well as Spring flowers. Laurie Hertzel of the Star Tribune points out in today's column that rainy weather is also good reading weather as she notes a number of books by Minnesota author's scheduled for publication this autumn. I'm not quite ready to give up on Summer just yet. (This gives you an idea of the level of denial and unrealistic, romantic, optimism of which I am occasionally capable.) Let's continue to find reasons to celebrate our Minnesota weather. Rain has the Sunrise River, and others, flowing nicely. It's ended the drought, at least for now, and is probably beginning to replenish our groundwater, on which we are so dependent, being at the headwaters of several major river systems. Plus, although the rainy days have gotten wearisome, rain has also inspired, or helped to inspire, some wonderful poetry. Here's an example:
All night the sound hadcome back again,and again fallsthis quiet, persistent rain.
What am I to myselfthat must be remembered,insisted uponso often? Is it
that never the ease,even the hardness,of rain fallingwill have for me
something other than this,something not so insistent—am I to be locked in thisfinal uneasiness.
Love, if you love me,lie next to me.Be for me, like rain,the getting out
of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-lust of intentional indifference.Be wetwith a decent happiness.
Be wet with a decent happiness encompasses emotions we can all share about now, can't we? As Annie sings:
"The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
There'll be sun!"
Thanks for listening. Until tomorrow. Rants, raves and reflections served daily.