seize the weather

Every single day of preachers’ camp at the lake,
we had some clear sky,
some clouds moving in,
some heavy cloud cover,
some rain,
some thunder and lightning—
never in the same order.

And it was a week of learning to
seize the weather—

to adjust our schedule:
our work schedule,
our eating schedule,
even our sleep schedule,
to play!

And we got a lot done;
we ate well;
we slept enough,
and we played hard.

We tend to live independently of the weather—
or in spite of it.
Nice, for a time to be more responsive—
to revel in rhythms as old as humankind

and to have more than usual at the end of a week
to show for it.

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