Every cloud has a silver lining #ramble
Good morning, readers. It’s Sunday morning again and so I ramble on and allow you into the darker pathways of my mind as I share my thoughts. I’ve had a lot of ill-health. When I go to the doctor I have to take a list of the things that are wrong with me in case I forget anything. I watched Casualty last night and I try to figure out what’s wrong with people before the doctor tells us. That guy last night with the psychotic behaviour fooled me. I wouldn’t have guessed he had lupus. If I go berserk and start attacking people with a large machete, I have an excuse now; it’s my lupus. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Rain, Rain, go away…
As usual on a Sunday, I’m thinking about going out and taking some landscape photos. Ted’s up to the window moaning about the rain. The weather will get worse, my hands were freezing yesterday and it’s still relatively warm. I have to prepare for winter. The Christmas lights switch-on is either freezing cold or wet. I shall plan for all possibilities. With luck, I’ll have my car nearby with a flask of Bovril inside to resuscitate me after taking the photos. Maybe through the winter I’ll manage to do some indoor photo-shoots, we live in hopes.
Learning from life
I’ve just been outside and the sky is actually clearing. It could be a nice day after all. Life is like the weather, unpredictable and so we have to prepare for life’s little showers. I advised a friend to save money a few months ago and now life has thrown up some stormy weather. She assures me she will be fine; she has some money saved. We shouldn’t worship money like it’s a God, but we have to accept that it’s bloody useful at times. Every cloud has a silver lining? In this case no, but my friend has probably learnt a valuable lesson.
Every cloud has a silver lining
Where does the saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining” come from anyway? It isn’t something you would make up on the spur of the moment. Looking out on the sky this morning I think the original author of that saying probably said it when the sun broke through after the rain. I can see a blue sky with a wide vapour trail from an aircraft sweeping across the sky. That vapour trail must be a mile wide.
Ok, curiosity got me, I have an enquiring mind. That’s why I know so much and why I’m such a smart-arse. I Googled it… The origin of “Every cloud has a silver lining” began with John Milton mentioning a silver lining in a poem:
I see ye visibly, and now believe
That he, the Supreme Good, to whom all things ill
Are but as slavish officers of vengeance,
Would send a glistering guardian, if need were
To keep my life and honour unassailed.
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err; there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.
Couldn’t have said it better meself…
I spoke too soon, there are dark clouds coming in from the west now. Life’s like that, just as you start to relax, another worry rears its ugly head. Life is full of challenges and we rarely get a break from the tribulations of just living and so why moan about it? Just get on and enjoy the breaks in life’s rainy seasons. We shouldn’t expect life to be all sunshine and happiness, that sort of thing only happens on television. People are the sunshine in our lives and we in theirs and so we should think about that and try to be someone’s sunshine! We are the silver linings in the lives of our friends.
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