Showers & Flowers
A centuries old poem taught us April showers bring May flowers. This year the rain came in May. This year, we change the narrative.
But then, we've gotten adept at changing the narrative in 2020, haven't we?
At our house, May showers over-filled the pool. Hubby has had to drain water regularly since opening it in late April. May showers overly saturated the yard and pushed water into the basement.
But May showers also gave us lush, full tomato, cucumber, and basil plants. And as a result of the May showers, our water bill has been low, because we're not adding water to the pool after hot days or watering the container garden. May showers kept the power bill down, too. We haven't been running the air-conditioning all that much.
So which "changed" narrative do I choose? May showers bring June lush container gardens and lower utility bills.
This year, I'm working diligently (and it has not been easy) to change the narrative and focus on the positive. As a writer, I can assure you that the narrative can always be changed, because we are in charge of both writing and editing it.