Wow, despite all the rain we’ve been having, it’s still a scorcher outside today.

hot

I’ve been observing that while it is only mid-August it is dark by 8:30 pm. In my memory we went well into September with it not getting dark before 9:00 pm.

The shadows today, are already long.

This made me wonder about certain things….
like what seems to be an increase in the northern lights
and I wonder what the Inuit have observed.

the Inuit insist they see changes in the sun’s course and the position of the stars in the night sky. “These elders, when they were growing up, they were told to go out every morning, before having anything to eat. They were told to go out at the age of 5 every morning to observe the weather,” Kunuk says. “So when they started talking about the sun and the sunset, I was puzzled too. Everywhere I went, each community, I was getting the same answer: The sun does not settle where it used to. I mean, it [causes]alarm.”

the Inuits’ belief that along with pollution and environmental changes, caused mainly by Southerners, the Earth has actually changed its tilt.

Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake(Japan, 2011) shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters).

Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis

Inuit;
“Our sun does not rise where it used to.”
Sun is higher
the heat of the sun gets hotter, sooner

I too, have observed these things. Have you?

and Biblically speaking:
Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

I’ve observed the changes in the sun, the moon, and the stars…. the skies.

 

feeling cynical, trying to be positive… i.e., not lose faith

Verse of the Day:
But the LORD is my fortress; my God is the rock of my refuge.  – Psalms 94:22

I’m not feeling very sheltered or protected these days.

Psalm 32
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Hiding in the Lord isn’t protecting me from the evils of the world.
My health is still faltering.

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.  – Psalms 91:11

but they haven’t

Have they?

I prayed for over a year that the neighbors below me would move out.
That did not happen until too late… after the damage to my health forced me to leave my own home.

Of course worse things could befall me.

Today… hmm, jst-n-other-day

every morning I wake,
I go through the same routine as yesterday, and the day before that;
and I realize it has been this way for half a century.
It strikes as such an odd realization.
Life stretching out long before my eyes.

and as per just about every day for the last 3 weeks:
Good afternoon, Lynn!
Stay dry today in Leland. Rain is in the forecast.
smiley umbrella

old moviesI think it’s wonderful when I watch old movies and see living rooms that aren’t set up around T.V.’s, but rather, they are arranged for reading, card/game playing, or taking tea. A time when people really interacted with one another.  🙂

Today

Morning:
There’s something about silence —
the way I fall into it.

Like coming home,
it beckons —
and I feel it’s embrace.

Beckons —
like a river —
and I fall into it.

Evening:
It’s depressing –
It’s dark –
and it’s only 6:00

Is it really just the clouds? the overcast?
It feels like it’s coming up on 9 pm – not just 6:00
(and here is the 3rd rain of the day)

Wish I was in my apt.
Everything feels different – better – in my apt.
I miss my windows –
my upstairs view on the world

I constantly miss my apt.

Making popcorn. Popcorn’s a cheerful food, right? A cheering up food.

~ and the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down ~