Rain

Around these parts, we don’t typically get rain in late April. But coming, as it is, after a dry winter, the water is much appreciated.

A deep thought about rain:

“I love the rain…it washes memories off the sidewalk of life.” – Woody Allen

A short poem:

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea. – Robert Louis Stevenson

A song [click link to play video]:

Rainy Night in Georgia” – Brook Benton

Get out in the rain today, if you can. Enjoy the freshness of the air. It’s a gift.

4 thoughts on “Rain

  1. In India, there are degrees of rain — that’s how important it is to the folks there. It’s sometimes referred to as prasad, also, like your reference, which means a gift.
    The heaviest (monsoon rain) is known as elephant rain.
    A level below is buffalo rain.
    And so on …monkey rain through mouse rain…you get the point.

    1. I do, indeed. I once met a Navajo who told me of the two types of rain they note: male (hard, short-lasting and destructive) and female (light, long-lasting and nurturing). Perceptive people, the Navajo.

      1. Interesting, isn’t it, how people living close to nature have all these colorful descriptions for rain. And unless you’re a poet in the West it’s all just rain.

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