March 21, 2011
God provided the Great Deluge last night for our audio pleasure! Topanga was rained on Bible-style, which was perfect for developing ‘The Right Guy.’
The rain turned the main street into an actual river, parked cars and mobile cars alike floating down it like paper. Lightning took out a great old oak tree at the bottom of my street, nullifying any last chance of escape from this mountain retreat. Power was out. Phone lines were cut. Cell phone had zero bars. No computer, no light bulbs, no oven.
Oh such joy! Oh the peace!
And so I lit a log fire in the wood-burning stove, set a Dutch oven of organic chicken stew upon its top to slowly bubble, arranged candelabras around for light, and set about finishing the song.
Then I slept, rain pattering on the skylights.