Texas is hot desert these days…and I can’t understand it! A whole ocean is right there! Where is all that water going when it evaporates? Because it must evaporate…that salt I have on me five minutes after coming our of the waves is not my own, and it doesn’t normally happen if the heat is not extreme. I know, it might just be me! ‘Cause I know I’m hot, but still, even I am not that salty!
A few months ago I was living in a state where rain was a dear friend…it would fill up my pond, water my garden, make my grass green, and fill my lungs with freshness. Enchanting… Now I feel robbed! Someone took my rain and won’t give it back! And I have so many things I need to fix around here….and the draught is full blown, or should I call it desert and just get over it?! I saw a movie once, where someone was frying eggs on a sidewalk…it’s kinda how I feel right now, too. Egged, fried, and hot!
Even the ocean refuses to move…you can still hear the sound of the waves, but I’m pretty sure that it’s just a recording – maybe that one I wanted to do a while ago – because those puny ripples can’t really make all that noise! Where are the foamy, cool, magnificent, relaxing waves? Who took my waves? Give ‘em back!
I have a tiny basil that I grew from a seed (not kidding!) that I keep moist as best as I can; I forgot to water it yesterday. Today a scorched yellow bush greeted me as I opened my door in the morning! Oh, what is that all about?! One day?! C’mon! Tough it up, we all do! But, then again, we’re adults and my basil is only four months old, hardly qualifies even for toddler in plant years! I made my schedule and set my timers, I won’t forget anymore…
I know that some of you out there have rain. Did you by any chance get mine too? If you find it, can you please send it back? Please, please, give me back my rain… I’m seeing mirages here…take pity, be a pal…share a drop…send me a picture of it at least! I’ll share it with my kids…they’ll be back on Monday, and they are just as broiled as I am, we all could use boost! Or at least a picture of a tree, with a large crown, and thick shade!…did I mention there are no trees on this island? Nope, you heard it right…just palms…I’m putting my trust in you! Oh, a thick shade…how I long for it…c’mon! you have a good heart, you know it! Do the right thing!