Michaeline: Rain Meditation Number Two

It’s been another week in the time of Corona, and let me pay my brief respects to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died September 18, 2020, of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to National Public Radio. She was an icon for many, and is known for working through three broken ribs, gallbladder treatment and cancer during the last two years. An amazing woman, an amazing fighter, and an American heroine and role-model.

I can feel the grief from over here. People on Twitter barely could speak of her death and the causes, and my timeline was littered with cryptic profanity and little anecdotes of short and supreme sweetness. The Americans often did not say her name; they assumed we all knew. Rest in power, rest in peace, RBG.

People elsewhere in the world are also having a rough week, so I’m going to show another Rain Meditation from our farm in Japan. This was taken Friday morning. One of the five stray cats shows up in the beginning. Don’t get invested – Tabby leaves around the 10-second mark. There’s nothing to do, nothing to think. Just take care of yourself and breathe for one short minute, then go out and be kind to one another. What are you grateful for this week? Please leave some gratitude in the comments.

6 thoughts on “Michaeline: Rain Meditation Number Two

  1. I’m grateful for this rain meditation, Michaeline. I’m grateful we had RBG as long as we did. I’m grateful we in the Bay Area had three days of relatively clear air. I’m grateful to have my health and to discover that quarantining is my superpower. In general, I’m just very lucky.

  2. Seconding what Kay said about the meditations and about RBG (though heartbroken at her passing). Grateful for perfect late summer/early fall weather in southwest Ohio, and for the several local prairies I’ve discovered for walking this year. Nothing smells quite as sweet as the above a prairie–a mix of tall grasses and sweet clover and late summer flowers.

    • Mmmm, clover! I made carrot cake in the oven recently, and this year, something is smelling very spicy. I’m not sure if it’s the freshly cut grass and hay, or if the carrot cake bubbled over somehow. Fall crispness is the best!

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