Sunrises and sunsets are special and always remind me that God (in the plural sense of the word) created this beautiful world for me and for you and for all of us to find joy in and reminders of God’s love for us. But me, I love me a good storm. Most of my favorites are on my Instagram feed, but the greys and the blues and the darks thrill me as much as the pinks and the blues and the lights.
y favorite thing about a storm (besides the life-giving rain) is the way the sky can be so dark and lightless and yet be cast in sharp releif against the light at the same time. I find this deeply symbolic and reassuring. The world can be dark and dangerous and mean and yet if you look you can always find some light somewhere. And light means the most when cast against the dark. For this I will always be grateful.
[Day 134 of Ann Dee Ellis’ 8-Minute Memoir.]