Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Are You God, or Just a Puddle?


Puddle, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

It's been raining in river city a bit lately. Yesterday, we had some heavy rain, mixed with some light soaking rain. For a good part of the day we had one of those soaking rains that's wonderful to walk around in, makes for glorious moody pictures, but generates a whole bunch of skid marks and really confuses Austin drivers. Austin drivers just simple cannot drive in anything other than fresh sunshine and nice weather. It's almost like southern California here-anything other than pure sunshine confuses us. It's like we collectively walk outside and go, "huh? What's this?" (Befuddled by rain, that's us here in Austin. And, it goes without saying really but, you should see it 'round these parts should it happen to snow.)

But, yes, yesterday was one of those soaking rains that generates a whole bunch of skid marks. You know the kind of skid marks I'm talking about-not the Top Gear controlled skid kind, where they sort of go out of line in a deliberate fog of smoke and an impressive display of brute horsepower. No, these are more the kind where you suddenly wind up somewhere you weren't supposed to be, you get all confused, then you stop and think, "Wow. How did I get here? How did I end up in this spot? What is the meaning of life? Are you God, or just a puddle?"

Yeah, it's that kind of skid.

Until next time...

2 comments:

Scriber's Web said...

That's a beautiful photograph. You have the eye to capture beauty. If I walked by the puddle, all I would see is mud and water. LOL.

Carol said...

Thanks, Scriber's Web.

The light was soft and I felt I just had to take a picture, so I went for the puddle.

But, yes, it's just a puddle of mud, nothing really fabulous about it.