Saturday, September 11, 2004

If I could make it rain today

This morning I woke to a painfully clear sky whose few cloud wisps only accentuated the boldness of its blue. My joy at its beauty lasted only a moment before I remembered that other perfect morning three years ago. The weather they'd been waiting for.

Maybe it's just my sense of the theatrical, but I've always wished every Good Friday would be rainy (or at least overcast) and every Easter would be sunny. The weather should enhance our mood, not mock it. I'd be happy if I never saw another shiny September 11 morning.

Tomorrow we can be Democrats and Republicans and Greens and Libertarians again, and continue the battle. Today is a day just to be American, and to try not to curse the blue sky.


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