I couldn’t go to weather, so . . .


I couldn’t go to weather,

so weather kindly came to me.

(Sounds almost Emily Dickinson-ish, don’t you think?)

Even with a broken rib,

I hobbled front and back and bedroom bath

to catch theΒ wind and sun kissed clouds,

scudding across the sky, dodging raindrops.

There was only a 40% chance of rain,

and it was 40%-ing all over the place,

right above my head!

Endorphins heightened with every digital capture,

me in my wet socks and scruffy robe

(wonder what the neighbors thought),

me in my bed hair and hunched pain–but

better than pills,

and better than sulks is weather,

and it kindly stopped for me.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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33 Responses to I couldn’t go to weather, so . . .

  1. grand-player says:

    So glad it 40 percented there and you got to capture it. What a happy post.

  2. Gilly Gee says:

    Beautiful words and pictures πŸ™‚

  3. susansplace says:

    Beautiful pictures. I always see God in pictures of the weather. Last night, I thought of your recent posts, when I looked out to see the clouds — they were incredibly dark, dark, dark. and I joked with myself thinking, Oops God is mad. We better pray!

  4. So glad to see you posting! On the mend?

  5. What a wonderful sky ! So happy to know that mother nature stopped by for a visit. I hope the healing is going well.

  6. Oh how I love this, but sounds painful. Hope your rib heals quickly!! Take care. (I once had a “separated rib” which was bad enough – can’t imagine the pain of a broken one!!)

  7. Not able to take pain meds? OUCH–A double whammy! Will you be getting physio-therapy later or don’t broken ribs warrant that?

  8. I love the Emily Dickinson twist and the humor! Made me smile and giggle inside.

  9. seekraz says:

    I love clouds…thank you, Lilly. Very pretty. πŸ™‚

  10. glad that the weather kindly stopped for you. πŸ™‚ your composition is wonderful and inspiring as usual… hope your health will get better and better. πŸ™‚

  11. Shez says:

    Love the clouds, the silhouettes of the trees and the sun. Beautiful.

    Pain meds and me don’t get along at all. My only option is Advil and it makes my face swell. So it becomes mind over matter. And it does matter because it hurts like a son of a gun. So don’t move and it’s okay. For ten seconds then it’s time to breath again.

    Drink wine. Even more than the one four ounce glass a day. It might numb the pain, or at least if you drink enough you just won’t care. πŸ™‚

  12. susansplace says:

    OK….. hate to even bring it up, but being from California and all, I wonder if you smoked a little “you-know-what” — if that might help. It was a true Godsend when my Mom was suffering with cancer. Just sayin’…..

  13. desertgnome says:

    Wow. Divinely beautiful.

  14. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Hope the lovely photos made you forget the pain for a while, Pomegranate juice or tea is a great wine substitute and it’s full of antioxidants. I like drinking pomegranate tea in the winter as it has a hint of Mulled wine about the flavour!

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