Lives of people who try to forsake everything but good intrigue me. Perhaps it's over-compensation, because I am overweight, quite flawed, and not particularly ascetic. But regardless of one's faith, it's always intriguing, this idea of being good. I am not so impressed when folks proclaim themselves good, as when they just do the right things. But we live in a time of affirmations. Affirming good things has its purpose--but being good in silence also has its virtues, I suspect. I'll never know, not being, unfortunately, the strong, silent type.
Today the rain fell in droves, and the little spillway creek near my office that is usually a puddle with a heron in it became a raging little river. I love storm days, even as I worry about kids playing in raging waters, or lightning that strikes down entire football teams.
I went to a really thrifty thrift store at lunch today, where they have well-used old furniture entirely suitable as an aquarium stand on sale for very little money. I am about to get my next guppy adventure going. I'm excited. I need to put theory into practice, over and over again.