If you took a moment to look back and contemplate every peak experience you have ever felt that was influenced by rain, could you hope for anything other than that rain for this moment? For this place. Our space?A couple years ago, we had a two day storm. It was the biggest of the year. I came outside during one of the downpours and I saw this little hummingbird out in the open. She was just getting pelted by rain. 2 hours later, there was a brief break in the rain. She was still right there. Waiting for the next downpour I presume. I never tried to figure out what was going through this birds little brain. All I know is that she was fearless in her resolve. It was as if she was saying to all creation “Screw it. Just let it rain!”I have been participating in an intention operation to manifest some rain. I am quite familiar with art and practice of manifesting . I just realized that what I have not done this time is take on this little birds attitude. And drop the the doubt and negativity about the process and just say “screw it. Let it rain!”
I don’t usually quote Clint Eastwood. But when I do, it is this cool thing he said:
I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.
I absolutely love this quote. Thanks Mr. Eastwood. You must be pretty smart.
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Cantaloupe Basil Salad With Mozzarella
1 medium cantaloupe, cut into 1 inch cubes
10-20 leaves of basil, (reserve a few whole leaves for garnish)
10 green olives, sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, sliced into quarters
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice, from 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss the cantaloupe, basil strips, olives, red onions and mozarella balls together. Lightly dress the salad with a long pour of olive oil and even longer drizzle of red wine vinegar. Toss with the lime juice. Generously salt and pepper the salad and taste.
This salad is great straight away but even better chilled for a few hours before serving, to allow the flavors to really meld.