|Thoreau by the fire: why would I want to leave?|
I am thankful for the needed rain.
However, the deluge is enough to discourage all but the most dedicated walker.
As I pull out my rain pancho, I think this trek through the torrents will transcend a stroll in the sunshine. There will be fewer people in the park where I walk, so I may see more wildlife.
|Pecking away, despite the rain.|
I do not dwell on this realization for too long, for I know the rains will return. And that happy knowledge stays with me, adding a spring to my step as I wend my way home, ready to shatter those other chains, ready to sit down and write.