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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Torrential Downpour

Aloha Everyone,

We are experiencing Indian Summer. It is hot and humid. The heat is actually excessive  registering much higher than normal for this time of the year. Added to this abnormal condition is the Verdugo Mountains brush fire North of downtown Los Angeles which caused a temporary closure of the 210 Freeway.

Anyone of us would be insensitive and selfish to complain of the heat knowing that thousands of victims of Hurricane Harvey have a long road ahead to try to piece their lives back together. And then there is Irma, another mega hurricane already in the news.

So when a torrential downpour suddenly drenched us with big rain drops coming in from the open roof ventilation of Honu, all J.J. and I could do was to laugh out loud and said, "It will give us a reason to wash Honu's floor." Yes it was a blessing from above, huge droplets bending branches, knocking down leaves and fruits in my Mother's garden. There are direct benefit from the power wash. Removal of dust, grime and spider webs. Hummingbirds unable to reach a shelter waited next to the wisteria. Then just as quickly and instantaneously the sun reappeared leaving the sidewalk steaming with the heat rising by another 10 percentage points.

Events in life happen when you least expect it. Like a torrential downpour, when it's over, things seems to return to their previous state yet some things have forever been altered.

Aloha -- Cathi