The room is dark.

Water is rising quickly from the earth through the porous slab of the temple.

Nuns are peaceful amidst the storm.

Lightning flashes a broad smile.

Thunder claps with delight.

I join in to take part.

That’s what we do.

It is instinctual.

One chalice at a time, we return the water from the temple to the earth.

We help water find her way home through ordinary means.

A bucket.

Do not fear my beloved.

You are part of the plan.

(GoranH — Pixabay)

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Larisa K. — Pixabay

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Pete is a grant writer and a specialist in nonprofit development. Keep it simple. Keep it clear. Know what you want. Pause. Breathe. Move forward.

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