“Men aren’t supposed to cry except at funerals and the Grand Canyon.” ~ Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation
Today was an interesting demonstration of the metaphor of water. First, it was a rainy day, with intermittent showers, not unusual for this time of year in Florida. But it’s been especially stormy because of some influencing hurricane and tropical storm activity in the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s hurricane season and it’s nature’s way and the way of consciousness to clear stuck energies.
So, onto the stories.
This morning I went to the cafe and an acquaintance, someone I only recently met, shared some upsetting news with me as he broke into deep sobbing. I didn’t know him very well or very long, so it’s the first time I have seen him cry. I consoled him, and told him it’s good he’s expressing his emotions. There’s more to his story, but that’s not the weird part. Just last night I was watching a video about how men are discouraged from expressing emotion and tears, other than anger. And how crying can be healing and cleansing. (Story continues after photo)
Today I was inspired to create a short music video using a recording of me singing RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD with instrumental from a YouTube karaoke. I used images and video footage of rain and umbrellas.
For fun I was going to send it to another friend of mine, because he enjoys my music videos, but for whatever reason, the timing didn’t feel right.
A few minutes later that friend texted me saying his new upstairs neighbor overloaded his washing machine and inadvertently flooded his apartment and it poured down the walls and ceiling of my friend’s apartment and seeped into his carpet.
Raindrops of sorts were falling on his head as we speak…. I thought there was a reason I hesitated sending that video. As they say, too soon.
Raindrops keep falling on my head…
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