Went out to do some errands today in the gray gloom. It is dark. Was dark at 10:30 AM. Gray, cold, rainy, very gloomy. I tried to put a positive spin on the weather. I mean there has to be one. somewhere. All of a sudden I saw seeds in the ground, swelling with the moisture, the life-giving water brought by the rain. I wondered how many new plants would come forth due to this nurturing, cold drizzle. It is nurturing, even though it probably seems gloomy to most of us. But viewing it as a gift to the earth made the gloom easier to bear.