Life in the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The End of the Storms

The last few days have been cold. When it wasn't raining, there was a thin but persistent mist in the air, soaking the body and chilling the spirit. For the past few nights we've been bombarded with an almost steady barrage of thunderstorms and torrential rains.

Yesterday morning the student of mine who has been in the hospital since April passed away. He was 12.

Even despite the weather forecast, the sun has returned. The sky is blue. A gentle breeze is keeping the humidity at bay. A strange calmness hangs over everything. Even the birds seem affected.

We had a school assembly this morning for the announcement. We had a moment of silence. Somehow it didn't seem sad. It just seemed calm...calm and warm.

So what's next? Who can tell?


  • The strange calmness defies a world of chaos. I have always found my emotions tied to the weather. Snow is nice, but nothing beats a cool spring day. Young souls go to heaven.

    By Anonymous Dave, at 12:16 PM  

  • Sorry to hear about your student. No body knows what go next, not even clairvoyance....(well, that's according to a buddhist monk).

    Same to Dave, I also can feel my emotions tied to the weather :)

    By Blogger Selba, at 1:39 PM  

  • 12? That is hard, really hard.

    By Blogger Chief Rock Chef, at 7:53 PM  

  • I'm so sorry to hear about the lil boy's death.

    What's next? I've often asked myself the same question. Buzz me if you know the answer.

    By Anonymous Ă…nGe|e, at 12:44 AM  

  • Sorry about the death of your student...things like that are just "no good"...of no benefit whatsoever to anyone.

    Hugs & thoughts

    By Blogger ladybug, at 1:53 AM  

  • I am sorry you lost your student, so young, so ready for life.

    By Blogger Olivia, at 9:44 AM  

  • So sad about the student. So sorry.

    We could use some torrential rains here to clear the haze. Send them over, please.

    By Blogger HappySurfer, at 2:21 PM  

  • Monsoon season has come early to northern New Mexico this year. We've had storms and lots of overcast days. Me, I'm not complaining. June can be hot as hell and dry as a bone.

    How comforting for calm to prevail on such a sad occasion.

    By Blogger San, at 2:06 AM  

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