Sunday, March 8, 2009

Paradise Inundated

I just finished reading The Gift of Rain by Eng, beautifully written, many layered fiction set in Penang before and during WW2. As daughter Bonnie and I chatted today about the torrential rains she and Jimmy have experienced since their mid-Feb. move to Panama, I thought about the fantastic Canal that works because of Panama's "gift of rain". Their household goods still haven't arrived though they were told by their NYC shipper it'd only be 2 weeks; they expect to be in temp housing for another month! But they've bought a boat and are starting a business as guides for fly fishermen. They're working on their new home too, tho' the rains limit their progress. Even in Eden it must have rained.

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