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Friday, July 18, 2008

The Old Man's Lightning

We all know the song: "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..."

More like drooling all over my town. This rain is incessant, repetitive, monotone. It feels like the clouds have been holding onto all the pressure and limitations I've been under, and the sky has decided to release its hold and let it shower down upon me. Is it a coincidence that I have to start filling out college applications? I think not. That I am constantly studying to improve my math SAT by 100 points? I don't think so.

The lightnings seem to me to be my brief moments of clarity; those few seconds where I know I need to crack down on everything and pull myself together. And then in an instant, it's gone. It's only a brief flash in my mind, imprinted on my memory, but I am no longer sure it was there.

The thunder, you may ask? What's that in this strange analogy of mine? Well my friend, that's me, grumbling at myself for not holding on to that moment of clarity for maybe just one second longer. And for refusing to fuel myself to do what I know I must, all in the name of laziness. That's right... I'm just plain lazy. Give me something interesting to do, a new place to go, a lunch date, and I'll jump at the opportunity... but without plans, I am practically useless. At least when I'm tired. Which I always seem to be nowadays.

I know this is a bunch of crazy rambling from what may seem like just a whiny teenager, but I can promise you that if you spent too much time in such a lethargic environment as I have this summer, you'd be feeling the same way. Remember: it can happen to anybody.

"Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear." - Anonymous
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning."- James Dickey

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