“We fetch fire and water, run about all day among the shops and markets, and get our clothes and shoes made and mended, and are the victims of these details, and once in a fortnight we arrive perhaps at a rational moment.”

Today is windy, dark and rainy and very warm. It should reach the high 60’s. Last night was perfect for trick or treating. The howling wind made the night sound spooky and leaves whirled in the air as if juggled by unseen spirits. It was warm. I had about fifteen trick or treaters who wore the best costumes I’ve seen in a while. One girl was an elf with all green make-up on her face and arms to match her green costume. The full size candy bars were a hit as were the wind-ups and bubbles. One girl went yelling to her parents that she got a big candy bar. Her father yelled, “Hello, Miss Ryan.” He was a former student and we chatted a bit. At one point I was trying to give candy to a large group of kids and Gracie almost got loose, but I grabbed her just before she could make her escape. She loved Halloween.

Last night I opened a window in my bedroom. I could smell the fresh air, and there was a small breeze. The night birds were singing then I heard a drop and another drop then a bunch of drops. It had started to rain. I listened for a long while. The sound of rain is one of my favorite of all sounds, not a howling, driven rain but a rain of drops plunking on the roof and the side of the house. I fell asleep to the melody of the rain.

Today is meteor day on the Syfy channel. The Earth is endangered in every movie. I’m watching Collision Earth. I had to laugh when the meteors began to fall. Two men started running as meteors were hitting the ground all around them. It was as if the men had been targeted by the falling chunks. They hid behind their car. It was a miracle: not a single meteor hit their car. Two college students were also miraculously saved. They ran, got in their car and clung to each other. Meteors fell all around them but missed them and their car. Another miracle! I’m guessing the Earth is not doomed. I’m thinking another miracle.

Gracie and I have a couple of errands later. I’d rather it be a sloth day but canned dog food is on the list to buy. Gracie thinks dry food is a treat. That’s my fault.

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8 Comments on ““We fetch fire and water, run about all day among the shops and markets, and get our clothes and shoes made and mended, and are the victims of these details, and once in a fortnight we arrive perhaps at a rational moment.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It seems Halloween was a success, I’ve read several blogs they say lots of children came 🙂 We really need something like that over here to be happy about since it’s so dark and gloomy all the time.

    It is amazing that meteors never hit what ever people are hiding in or behind 🙂 It’s SciFi night on channel six here but I haven’t checked what movies they’ll show. It starts with Dfiance but I’ve already gotten bored with it. Why didn’t they do a western series if that was what they really wanted 🙂 I might pick a scifi dvd instead.

    Very mixed weather here today, some sunshine, lots of wind, mostly cloudy and really heavy showers. I know we still need more rain but I have gotten bored with that too now 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It was a great Halloween. Both Gracie and I enjoyed the trick or treaters. You are right about kids looking forward to Halloween. It would brighten even the darkest night.

      The meteors kill off the extras, never the stars of the movies. I didn’t like Defiance either.

      It is really windy right now and still dark and cloudy.

      Enjoy your eveing!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Meteors today? Heeeelp! I don’t have a car. I’m doomed. In case I survive I will probably watch again Silent Running (the Baez-in-space movie) tonight.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      The only way off the cape is by water or one of two bridges. On summer weekends people wait hours to go over the bridge so even with a car I’d never make it off so I’d be doomed too.

      I remember that movie.

  3. Bob Says:

    Of course the meteorites couldn’t hit the cars, they were too expensive props to destroy and replace. Halloween was a big success. We had lots of kids and my daughter had a blast going around collecting candy dressed as Miely. I didn’t get it but she had fun.

    Today the high temperature under mostly clear skies was in the lower 70s. A cold front is on the way dropping tomorrows temperature into the 60s.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      In this movie tons of cars were burned and many more were pulled into the air by Mercury, the origin of the meteors, then they fell from the sky. A few even fell on bad guys. It was just our two hero couples and their cars who were immune.

      I guess when we get to a certain age we stop getting it.

      Is the frost tonight?

      I laughed here when you said dropping into the 60’s. Today our temp was in the 60’s, and we all thought how warm it was, far above average temps for this time of year.

  4. peterrocker Says:

    The rain makes you feel all is well


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