Friday, September 01, 2006

Ask For What You Want

We have been receiving over 200% of normal rainfall since mid-June; and a very heavy downpour the last 24 hours. All six of the waterfalls on Mount Juneau are running full. Along with several from Mount Roberts, all of them terminate in Gold Creek, which runs through Cope Park. At any rate, all of the creeks in my neck of the woods are engorged these days. So, yesterday morning when the Care-A-Van driver picked me up he mentioned that he had taken a break at Cope Park (only one block down hill from my apartment, but since there is no elevator on the mountainside, about a 12 block walk or drive around) and the creek was running heavy laden and really lovely.

And so, remembering that I am supposed to be taking good care of myself, I said, "Would you have time to drive me down to look?" And he checked his schedule, and he did! It was only a few blocks out of our way from apartment to office, but we took 15 minutes and went and walked in the rain beside the rapids and allowed the sound of cascading water and the beauty of the setting to sooth our souls and set us both on the path to a day of being centered. And I was all day.

8 comments:

kerrdelune said...

Cascading water and a beautiful natural setting "do it" for me every time too, and it was lovely to read that you also find it so centering and soothing. What a gorgeous wise thoughtful place this is!

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a beautiful setting Joycelyn..calming and peaceful. That's something I would love too. Can't think of any better way to take care of yourself.

J said...

Waterfalls within a short walk from your house...what a blessing that is...esp since I'm in CA, with temps in the mid 90s and everything is so dry. This is my least favorite time of year in CA, except of course for the fruit. ;)

When are they going to get off their butts and invent that transporter, anyway, so we can all be exactly where we want, WHEN we want?

Deja Pseu said...

How wonderful! I love the sound of rushing water.

Anonymous said...

That sounds so pretty. It was wonderful that the driver took the time to enjoy something so beautiful with you.

Ms. Mamma said...

I love it. What a very kind person. The universe was smiling.

jay lassiter said...

nice that you have someone to share the moment with, too i would think.

I am sitting in my office drinking my second cup of earl grey listening to the rain falling. Hard. I hate to see the mess that will come of my garden from the flooding, but the sound of falling water (waterfall, rain, etc) sure does sound nice.

I am also listening to "the quiet sounds of sleepy hollow" on WXPN. Granny, your son-in-law Ted is a Penn Alum which is were WXPN is produced so maybe you've heard about it before. IN any event, saturday and sunday AM (EST) are dedicated to this amazing format. check out their site and you can listen to the archives.

If you love soothing waterfuls, chances are you'll love sleepy hollow as well.

donna said...

Yay. How lovely...

I'm ready for the weather pattern to change and send some rain down San Diego way, though!

Oh well, another couple months.

Sigh.