Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Random 10: Then Spoke the Thunder Edition.

Please could we have some rain? Please? My yard has resumed its status from a couple of years back as the most arid microclimate in the Upstate. We have had less than three-quarters of an inch of rain this month. I watch weather maps show rain in adjoining counties, and even in this one, for goodness sake, but no. For the last two nights, I have heard thunder, watched the tree branches waving, seen the heavy clouds. But still clouds of dust arise when we mow what grass there is and my plants are raising a protest.

Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road
The road winding above among the mountains
Which are mountains of rock without water
If there were water we should stop and drink
Amonst the rock we cannot stop or think

Friends, won't you join with me in this raindance?

1. "Isis," Frederique Spigt (unknown album)
2. "Feelin' the Same Way," Norah Jones (Come Away With Me)
3. "Pastoral," Fedir Nadenenko (Music for Ukrainian Instruments)
4. "Sophie Rose-Rosalee," Wynton Marsalis (The Magic Hour)
5. Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130: V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo, Takacs Quartet (The Late String Quartets, disc 3)
6. "You Dropped the Bomb," The Gap Band (Old School)
7. "When It Hurts So Bad," Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)
8. "Letting Go," Karsh Kale (Liberation)
9. "San Jacinto," Peter Gabriel (Shaking the Tree)
10. "Sleeping Bag," ZZ Topp (Greatest Hits)


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Tim said...

It could be worse. You could be flooded.

Honestly, if the rain keeps coming down like this (passing heavy thunderstorms all weekend), I'm going to start investing in gopher wood. Provided that the relevant Biblcal authorities can agree on what that actually is.