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Weather Report: The Still Dew
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Dewdrops are formed when a warm and clear day is followed by a cool evening and night, and the humid air condenses through a process of condensation. Water changes from a vapour to a liquid around the objects on the ground. It makes the grass wet and waters the plants.
I’m sure I learned about dew points in school, but I had to look it up. The beauty of the science fascinates me.
I learned scientists in India are successfully harvesting dew to provide fresh water in arid areas. That makes me happy.
I learned that pollution in the atmosphere created “acid dew” and harms living things. That makes me sad.
Here's a fascinating video about how dew forms:
Video: How dew forms
Today we stroll in the company of these little droplets.
You might want to reflect on this verse before your Stroll. If you know the hymn it’s from, you may find yourself humming it.
“Drop thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace.” - John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)
Here is an inner task for today. Pause and slow down a notch. Just a notch. You might find yourself physically slowing, but pay attention, and you may feel slowness drop inside you when you give intention to slowing. When we practice slowing we see differently, we notice more, we are open to divine Presence condensing in us.
“May my teaching drop like the rain,
my speech condense like the dew;
like gentle rain on grass,
like showers on new growth.” - Deuteronomy 32:2
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.