Friday, December 09, 2005

Finally, the lakes are full

finally, the lakes around here are full. a month ago they were talking about outlawing showers. you could already get arrested for washing your car or watering your lawn on the wrong day. but thanks to a few days of steady wet stuff, we are off the drought hook.
you never think about water until it gets to be in short supply. a lot of things are like that, aren't they. like that joni mitchell song, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot". i think the real title is "Big Yellow Taxi". anyway, she sings, "don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"
we search for the elusive and, true to form, it eludes us. When all along, what we need is in our hands. things that make you say, "hmmmmm".