Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Cold Water Please!
Ice water and Gatorade were coming my way all day. It was a response by the public to the radio, newspaper, and facebook articles which were being circulated.
Rajasuya and I took to a pretty, shaded, residential street and, as we did so, we encountered Wally, Diana, and grandson, Braden. Diana’s sister had just passed away. She asked for my prayers and I was happy to oblige. Diana kept replenishing our cups with ice water. We all got quite comfortable being in each other’s company in their front yard. We even broke out into song with George Harrison’s, “My Sweet Lord,” Simon and Garfunkel’s, “Slow Down,” as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, “Happy Trails.” Braden, who’s about eight, didn’t have a clue about these songs from the 50’s and the 60’s.
Our meeting went from grave feelings to happy ones. That’s just what the walking does, even in the midst of steaming heat and fatigue.
Were we ever relieved to enter the cooling AC’d Newton Library. The weather was unforgiving at times, as we reached high noon. Some of the water donated to us was taken as head-shower fluid. At 107 degrees Fahrenheit, who wouldn’t employ H2O in that format? I’ve even found the umbrella as a shield to be effective as the heat rose.
I imagine the desire for water rose in just about everyone in the State of Iowa. This is all relative to the need within the season. Had we been in frigid conditions, the element of fire would be most desirable. Needs change in relation to the body.
In connection to the soul, there is a constant contentment.
May the Source be with you!