You can learn more about this 20 min. a Day Exercise, and why I think the experience can provide interesting opportunities for Writing Prompts, in the Introductory Post, and then follow the link, at the end of each post, to the next chapter.
Question #10: Is Non-Aqueous Rain a real weather phenomenon?
Quote to Ponder:
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk to my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon, according to a story on Wikipedia, although occurrences have been reported from many countries throughout history.
My Cat Nikita says he will believe it when he sees it himself. ;-D
Apparently strong winds are supposedly at fault for tossing fish, frogs, and birds around hither, and yon, though not always.
Nikita says it figures it would be the small creatures, lighter than your average Adult Cat, that would fall prey to this.
He says e-mail him when there is a report of any of the smaller Dog Breeds, Puppies, and Kittens falling from the sky. ;-D
Bertrand Russell was a Nobel Prize winning philosopher, mathematician, educator, social critic and political activist.
Savant is just another name for an expert or wise person, and apparently Russell didn't think much of them. ;-D
When I visited my Sit Spot east of Hart Park, yesterday around noon, I took a picture of the area from the trail on the opposite bank.
Along the Santiago Creek, east of the park, there is a dirt trail on the opposite side of the creek that is very popular.
Sitting at my Spot I thought about what Russell said.
He seems to be saying that many Intellectuals are too busy thinking, and writing "important" thoughts, and ideas, to take joy from the simple pleasures of the world around them, especially the natural world.
All I know is that my Father made a living as a gardener/groundskeeper on a college campus, and in a college town, and enjoyed every minute of it, and my Mother loved, and caring for, the roses, and other flowers, she put in our yard, not to mention caring for the Apricot Trees, and Grapevines also in our yard, and I grew up developing a love of the outdoors because of them.