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Every storm runs out of rain

When you are caught in the middle of a difficult situation you may wonder how to push forward. You may think about what you can do to persevere. You might try to imagine your future self- the one who made it through. You may also take a few deep breaths and a valium or two. And, that’s ok.

I recall many years ago I was in the most horrific meeting ever. And, I tend to have about four to five meetings a day at a minimum. Thus noting that was the most horrific meeting ever is saying something. As we all know, a majority of meetings are useless. When they are also toxic one’s brain can readily explode. In this most hortific meeting ever, I started reciting “this too shall pass”. That was the first time I ever said that and hoped it to be true. I recently taught my son that phrase as well. Nowadays, however, I do not feel that saying is quite fitting.

I am gravitating towards “every storm runs out of rain”. I feel as if I were caught up in the middle of a storm on a large ocean while in a dingy. We are being battered about. Tossed. Left without a true compass. We are blinded by the wind and huge droplets. It’s cold and dark.

Yet, eventually the storm runs out of rain. It has to. We hope. Maybe even a rainbow will eventually appear.

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  1. I’ve always felt that “every dark cloud has a silver lining” is a basic truth. This virus is testing that tenet for me. Years ago there was a local radio team, man and woman. They had a catch word: EGBOK. They said it just like it looks. It meant “everything’s gonna be okay.” I think of that now and then. Yeah, everything will probably eventually be okay. But for sure, it’s going to be a different kind of okay and maybe not the one we were hoping most for. But we are an adaptable species. So we’ll adapt.

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  2. This is one of my favorite go to verses when things are tough from Julian of Norwich. If you don’t know about her take a look…there is much info. “All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
    Julian of Norwich (1342– 1416)

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  3. We all are – with this out-of-control virus, but this storm is definitely going to run out of rain like all the other pandemics in years past, unless the number of idiots who think they are invincible exceeds the number of sensible ones. In India right now there is massive anger against a singer who came back from the UK yesterday and started partying instead of shutting herself at home for 14 days as advised. Apart from the social distancing measures, we’re relying on ‘this too shall pass’ and ‘every storm runs out of rain’ and, some, even on Nostradamus!

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