8.14.2004

This will probably sound a little hippy-dippy...

Today, there was a beautiful sun-shower. I was outside at 6pm, and the sun was coming through the skyscrapers while the rain was coming down, not in buckets, but profusely none the less. Each and every drop was illuminated by the sun, and it looked like a soft curtain of jewels, falling slowly to the Earth; almost like those retor bead curtains that people used to hang in their doorframes, and one felt like they could reach out and brush the rain aside for a better view. I saw people actually close their umbrellas to get wet, just to watch it.

I thought, what a good metaphor for life. Sometimes, you get rained on, and sometimes the sun shines. More often than not, your life is filled with equal amounts of both. If you concentrate to much on the sun, you're not being honest with yourself, and setting yourself up for a fall. If you concentrate too much on the rain, you're missinng a lot of beauty & wonder. Like the Ying and the Yang, there's usually an even balance, and you have to teach yourself to appreciate both, for what they are, what they teach you, and how they compliment each other.

In other news, I'm playing a cover show this weekend in B.F. Nowhere, and then I have some "heavy stuff" to handle on Tuesday. After that, I'm on vacation and spending nearly a week with Nisha. I was down there this past weekend, and playing with her, even for a couple of hours, was so much fun. I can't wait to spend 4 solid days with her!!

Today was the anniversary of the big blackout. I remember it as being one of the funnest days of my life. I wonder how other people remember it?

Anyway, I'll talk to you all later, I guess. Stay in touch, I miss most of you...

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