Sunday, July 19, 2009

Storms

It's stormy here, in more ways than one, but we must remember that storms are not catastrophes meant to decimate us. They nourish the earth with boisterous heat and blinding light, and send us indoors to contemplate the nature of ourselves.

51 comments:

Kathy B! said...

Well said, my friend...

James said...

You know, I quite like the word decimate. Although, common usage has somewhat altered its original meaning. It was originally a Latin word that meant "to destroy one tenth," coming from a common military practice of destroying one tenth of the opposition's forces 1. in order to weaken the opposing army and 2. to psychologically and emotionally damage the remaining nine tenths. It was also quite effective, which is probably the reason we have the word today at all.

As to the whole of the post, storms are quite wondrous things. I find that thunder seems to be the cries of Mother Earth in labor, giving birth to new life, awakening and rejuvenating herself and her children.

Oh, and the flowers never bloom without Sunshine AND the Rain.

Sandy said...

So introspective.

SugarandSpice said...

Happy day! Off to check out your other posts!

Mama Mel said...

Happy SITS Day! :) I'm sure it will be a wonderful day!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Happy SITS day to you.

Jen Sue Wild said...

Happy happy SITS day to you!

http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com said...

stopping by from sits
Interesting blog
interesting read
Brittany
http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Happy SITS day!

My 7 year old gets scared when there's a storm and you have summed up perfectly what he needs to remember.

Beautiful writing Ginger. Great blog. :)

Jen said...

GINGER!!!!! OMG!!! Congrats on being today's featured blogger!! I am so excited I am practically jumping up and down!! Enjoy your day!! Love ya!!

Jen

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful way to think about storms. Happy SITS day!

theselfloveproject said...

happy sits day...

Yaya said...

Beautiful.


Congrats on your sits day!!!!!!!

JennyMac said...

Lovely! And happy FB SITS day!

Drahdrah said...

This post is so appropriate for my life today, and the weather outside my door at this moment. Congratulations on being the FB ! I have a feeling I'm going to like it here !

Penelope said...

Happy SITS Day! Very introspective thought for us to ponder...it's been stormy here too, and will be for at least another week.

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Happy SITS Day!

FranticMommy said...

Growing up, thunder was "the angels bowling", and rain was a way to rinse everything clean. I sometimes forget that in adulthood. Popping by from SITs!

When Pigs Fly said...

Over from SITS. Just read your second to last post and really enjoyed it. Learning to debate is a difficult thing. You don't always have to be right just articulate it convincingly.

Diane said...

stopping in from SITS! congrats on being featured!

blueviolet said...

I'll be mulling this over today because storms are rolling in as I type.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Just wanted to say enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight. Your blog is a welcome change from the status quo!

The Redhead Riter said...

I love storms!

Visiting from SITS!

Half way there....Enjoy your Wednesday !

Multiple personalities.. said...

I really love the way you explained your point of view on storms. I think we do often forget that mother nature has a purpose for everything, and storms are all part of her repertoire. Congratulations on being todays FB on SITS!

Melissa B. said...

Good Morning, Ginger, and congrats on your SITS honors! Love the metaphor...

Rebekah said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!! Enjoy!!

Momma Michie said...

I like your style : ) Congrats on being featured today, enjoy.

Katie said...

Happy SITS day!

carma said...

enjoy your saucy day :D

Christina Lee said...

happy SITS day!

Kris said...

I love your header! Happy SITS day...and you are so right!

Jingle said...

I hope you are able to get through your storms! Congratulations on your SITS feature today!

confused homemaker said...

happy sits day, congrats on being fb:)

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Great blog. Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being featured
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com

Maggi said...

Enjoy your day in the spotlight! Happy SITS day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Equidae said...

beautiful post! passed from sits...wish you a good day

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

Profound thoughts on storms. Congrats on being Saucy today.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Happy SITS day, maybe some sun will peek out from behind the storm clouds and make a rainbow!! : )

Robin said...

Well, I've never thought of a storm as "catastrophes meant to decimate us." I've always thought of them as a miraculous life source. And I love the many sounds and sometimes light shows.
We need not run and hide from it either, but embrace it.

Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun. I hope your day today is most beautiful.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Happy SITS Day!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ginger... I stopped by from SITS. Your writing is truly inspiring and very thought provoking. I MUST forward this to my niece in NY who just graduated with a BA in journalism and is now going to get her masters. I do believe I will follow your blog and post a link from mine (though mine is nothing short of a hobby). Again, fantastic writings.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Stopping by from SITS, hope you enjoy your special day and have lots of visitor. I enjoy your writing.

Simply Colette said...

Saw your page featured on The Secret is in the Sauce. Love your profile... very witty!

MWLinMadison said...

Stopping in from SITS congrats on your day.

Georgina said...

Cool blog. Just what I was looking for. Have a lovely SITS day!

One Sassy Girl said...

I love storms (the ones in nature at least). The air is so charged that I can't help but get excited, too.
(psst, SITSta, storms are good times for lovin' too!!)

Starfish Mom.com said...

I really enjoyed your post. New to the whole blogging scene. Thanks for a good read.

bluecottonmemory said...

It's a rainy day here. I love rain and storms. I get miffed at the weather forecasters who complain about everything. First, there's not enough rain, then there's too much. I wish they'd just be quiet. I have a post "Freshness after the Storm" in reference to personalities. Congrats on your day in the spotlight! Enjoy!

Stalker v1.5 said...

Beautifully put. Congrats on SITS!

lilybox said...

so true!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Storms

It's stormy here, in more ways than one, but we must remember that storms are not catastrophes meant to decimate us. They nourish the earth with boisterous heat and blinding light, and send us indoors to contemplate the nature of ourselves.

51 comments:

Kathy B! said...

Well said, my friend...

James said...

You know, I quite like the word decimate. Although, common usage has somewhat altered its original meaning. It was originally a Latin word that meant "to destroy one tenth," coming from a common military practice of destroying one tenth of the opposition's forces 1. in order to weaken the opposing army and 2. to psychologically and emotionally damage the remaining nine tenths. It was also quite effective, which is probably the reason we have the word today at all.

As to the whole of the post, storms are quite wondrous things. I find that thunder seems to be the cries of Mother Earth in labor, giving birth to new life, awakening and rejuvenating herself and her children.

Oh, and the flowers never bloom without Sunshine AND the Rain.

Sandy said...

So introspective.

SugarandSpice said...

Happy day! Off to check out your other posts!

Mama Mel said...

Happy SITS Day! :) I'm sure it will be a wonderful day!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Happy SITS day to you.

Jen Sue Wild said...

Happy happy SITS day to you!

http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com said...

stopping by from sits
Interesting blog
interesting read
Brittany
http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Happy SITS day!

My 7 year old gets scared when there's a storm and you have summed up perfectly what he needs to remember.

Beautiful writing Ginger. Great blog. :)

Jen said...

GINGER!!!!! OMG!!! Congrats on being today's featured blogger!! I am so excited I am practically jumping up and down!! Enjoy your day!! Love ya!!

Jen

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful way to think about storms. Happy SITS day!

theselfloveproject said...

happy sits day...

Yaya said...

Beautiful.


Congrats on your sits day!!!!!!!

JennyMac said...

Lovely! And happy FB SITS day!

Drahdrah said...

This post is so appropriate for my life today, and the weather outside my door at this moment. Congratulations on being the FB ! I have a feeling I'm going to like it here !

Penelope said...

Happy SITS Day! Very introspective thought for us to ponder...it's been stormy here too, and will be for at least another week.

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Happy SITS Day!

FranticMommy said...

Growing up, thunder was "the angels bowling", and rain was a way to rinse everything clean. I sometimes forget that in adulthood. Popping by from SITs!

When Pigs Fly said...

Over from SITS. Just read your second to last post and really enjoyed it. Learning to debate is a difficult thing. You don't always have to be right just articulate it convincingly.

Diane said...

stopping in from SITS! congrats on being featured!

blueviolet said...

I'll be mulling this over today because storms are rolling in as I type.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Just wanted to say enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight. Your blog is a welcome change from the status quo!

The Redhead Riter said...

I love storms!

Visiting from SITS!

Half way there....Enjoy your Wednesday !

Multiple personalities.. said...

I really love the way you explained your point of view on storms. I think we do often forget that mother nature has a purpose for everything, and storms are all part of her repertoire. Congratulations on being todays FB on SITS!

Melissa B. said...

Good Morning, Ginger, and congrats on your SITS honors! Love the metaphor...

Rebekah said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!! Enjoy!!

Momma Michie said...

I like your style : ) Congrats on being featured today, enjoy.

Katie said...

Happy SITS day!

carma said...

enjoy your saucy day :D

Christina Lee said...

happy SITS day!

Kris said...

I love your header! Happy SITS day...and you are so right!

Jingle said...

I hope you are able to get through your storms! Congratulations on your SITS feature today!

confused homemaker said...

happy sits day, congrats on being fb:)

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Great blog. Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being featured
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com

Maggi said...

Enjoy your day in the spotlight! Happy SITS day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Equidae said...

beautiful post! passed from sits...wish you a good day

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

Profound thoughts on storms. Congrats on being Saucy today.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Happy SITS day, maybe some sun will peek out from behind the storm clouds and make a rainbow!! : )

Robin said...

Well, I've never thought of a storm as "catastrophes meant to decimate us." I've always thought of them as a miraculous life source. And I love the many sounds and sometimes light shows.
We need not run and hide from it either, but embrace it.

Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun. I hope your day today is most beautiful.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Happy SITS Day!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ginger... I stopped by from SITS. Your writing is truly inspiring and very thought provoking. I MUST forward this to my niece in NY who just graduated with a BA in journalism and is now going to get her masters. I do believe I will follow your blog and post a link from mine (though mine is nothing short of a hobby). Again, fantastic writings.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Stopping by from SITS, hope you enjoy your special day and have lots of visitor. I enjoy your writing.

Simply Colette said...

Saw your page featured on The Secret is in the Sauce. Love your profile... very witty!

MWLinMadison said...

Stopping in from SITS congrats on your day.

Georgina said...

Cool blog. Just what I was looking for. Have a lovely SITS day!

One Sassy Girl said...

I love storms (the ones in nature at least). The air is so charged that I can't help but get excited, too.
(psst, SITSta, storms are good times for lovin' too!!)

Starfish Mom.com said...

I really enjoyed your post. New to the whole blogging scene. Thanks for a good read.

bluecottonmemory said...

It's a rainy day here. I love rain and storms. I get miffed at the weather forecasters who complain about everything. First, there's not enough rain, then there's too much. I wish they'd just be quiet. I have a post "Freshness after the Storm" in reference to personalities. Congrats on your day in the spotlight! Enjoy!

Stalker v1.5 said...

Beautifully put. Congrats on SITS!

lilybox said...

so true!