Yesterday’s light rain and overcast were the precursor to today’s heavy rain and cold. Brrrrr!!! Just when I thought it might be safe to take out the short sleeves again. Ah well, if one must be present in these atmospheric conditions, this is a grand place to do so!
I took the day slow, tidying the apartment up a bit, prearranging some items in anticipation of the upcoming packing chore later in the week, and just listening to the rain. Not one to sit still too long, I decided to run into town, fill the Punto up, have a quick caffe ala Simone (and a brief conversation in Italian…brief is all I can handle…barely!), then take a rainy-days-and-Mondays-don’t-get-me-down-here drive.
One major treat was presented today, as well, as I watched a break in the clouds, sun hovering in the west, while due east a smallish, but very intense wall of rain had developed. As the sun’s rays made their way to the density of the rain curtain, the most amazing, intensely saturated, beautiful full rainbow developed. As I made time to watch, it wasn’t long until it had completed a full arch across the sky. It was dazzling. It was breathtaking. I could only watch in amazement at one of the visual gifts our Creator has offered us to remind us of His divine nature and promises.
Enough road-tripping for one rainy day, lots of broad expanse viewed versus my last few days of micro-viewing, and it was home for the rest of the day to perpetuate the slow mode, prepare some simple sustenance, enjoy nice kitty-lap catch-up with Pepina, and slow-sip a glass of Chianti as the little radio here kept me company with one of its local stations which actually played Italian pop music versus ‘80’s American pop. Whew.
Paula A. Reynolds
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