Wednesday, October 12, 2011


For the last week or more we've had unseasonably warm weather with lots of sun. Today it's cooler and very dark and rainy. We even had a little hail.

I love the sound of rain.

It doesn't seem to matter if it's a gentle rain or a house-rattling storm - the sound energizes and calms me at the same time.

Earlier this summer we had lots and lots of rain and I started to resent it, forgot how beautiful it could be. I longed for sunshine and felt like some kind of green, wet mold had seeped into my pores. It felt oppressive.

But today, I'm welcoming back my old friend. She is caring for the thirsty ground and blessing the trees. She is singing to my shriveled, dry soul.

Hello rain.


  1. I think it's like snow, pretty, even refreshing at first and then just really messy. :)

  2. yes. i think it's exactly like that. i'm going to try to keep appreciating what is beautiful in the snow and cold throughout this next winter and gently redirect myself when it seems brutally nasty to me. i wonder if that's possible in this corner of the world?

  3. I suspect it's possible, but not without generous amounts of redirection. :)