Me: Stella, the Olde English Bulldogge, is back for another conversation about her important question of the day. So what has you perturbed today, Stella?
Stella: First of all, QUEEN STELLA to you. Others may call me “Your Majesty”.
Stella: The sky has been crying too much.
Me: We have been having a wet spring.
Me: It would take a long to explain and I’m not sure you would understand. I ‘m not sure that I do. Some years are rainy and some are dry.
Stella: Is the sky sad?
Me: The sky doesn’t have emotions like that. There are a lot of things going on up there.
Stella: Is the Creator angry? I heard the big booms over and over again the past few nights. And light was flashing outside.
Me: Those were thunderstorms. The Creator is far more powerful than a thunderstorm. We can’t even imagine how powerful. If the Creator were angry with us, a thunderstorm would be the least of our concerns.
Stella: It was scary.
Me: But you were safe even though something scary was going on.
Stella: Snoopey was so stupid. She started barking and all that did was make things louder.
Me: The storms frighten her, too. She was just trying to warn us.
Stella: Stupid Snoopey! Barking at the sky!
Me: But you were scared, too.
Stella: Yes, but I didn’t bark like a silly head. I hunkered down in my bed and covered my face like a smart dog. Lady Human, you talk to the Creator, don’t you?
Me: Yes, it’s called prayer.
Stella: I thought so because sometimes you are talking when no humans are around and you aren’t talking to me or the bulldogs. Or to that silly cat. Would you ask the Creator to stop the sky from crying so much and so loudly?
Me: I’m not going to ask for the rain to stop. We need it for the lakes and rivers and fields. Summer is coming. But I can ask for moderate rain, not so much all at once.
Stella: Is the Creator mean?
Me: No, He is kind.
Stella: Then why are there scary thunderstorms?
Me: Maybe He allows them so we will remember to look up.
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