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.