Quick Quote 1 – Rob McKenna was a Rain God

I’m planning to share with you some of the things I’m reading as I read them. I will only comment briefly, if at all, but hopefully you’ll be able to share with me the things that make me laugh, think, or otherwise react.

Today’s offering is a short paragraph about a lorry driver. It comes from the inimitable Hitchhiker’s Guide series and gave me a good laugh.

As he drove on, the rainclouds dragged down the sky after him, for, though he did not know it, Rob McKenna was a Rain God. All he knew was that his working days were miserable and he had a succession of lousy holidays. All the clouds knew was that they loved him and wanted to be near him, to cherish him, and to water him.

Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All The Fish

I wonder if the disconnect between what God wants and what worshippers offer exists in reality as well as in fiction. What do you think?


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