“It’s Raining Here, Pray for Us”


On the Oscars last night, Ellen Degeneres sarcastically said the words in today’s heading to an audience full of wealth and privilege. Yes, the rain could bring mud slides, but it also might contribute to a cessation of the worst California drought in years.

I think her point is that around the world people are experiencing far worse things than rain. And yet the rain in LA was mainly in the newspapers. Is there not something else to write about? Journalism is a peculiar profession.

I hope that whatever I’m drawn to in 2014 helps others. Not to say that I don’t also want it to  give financial sustenance to our household.  The undertakings of providing for our own financial comfort and offering worldly contributions is a difficult balance.

It is cold here, pray for me. Forget that my office is 72 and sunny or that spring is  nineteen days away.

6 thoughts on ““It’s Raining Here, Pray for Us”

  1. Jane Thorne March 3, 2014 / 7:52 am

    She has an unfortunate turn of phrase sometimes and what she means, is mis-understood I think. However, with events in Syria and Crimea and the UK flooding, yes, there are other worldly areas that need healing riight now. x

    • fictionfitz March 3, 2014 / 4:43 pm

      I didn’t look it up on your blog as to where you are from, but I having lived in LA for a while would say it is how they think. The only weather we knew of was 72 and sunny.

  2. Lynne Spreen March 3, 2014 / 8:59 am

    Pretty sure she was making fun of us Californians, who see a light drizzle as a reason to panic and stay indoors.

    • fictionfitz March 3, 2014 / 4:43 pm

      It is who I remember my attitude when I lived there. Doesn’t take too long to think weather means 72 and sunny.

  3. Carole Webber March 3, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Good message here , putting things in perspective.

    • fictionfitz March 3, 2014 / 4:44 pm

      I sound like a broken record, I agree. We might be the mutual admiration society.

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