Let the Rain

When It Rains

It was raining Tuesday morning when I awoke, I could hear the staccato pings on the window and the gentle trickle of water running down the gutters. I did what I needed to do - I went out and ran in it. The cool rain first absorbed into my skin, hat and clothes before streaming down my face and legs, washing away any sadness I might have been feeling. If you have never run in the summer rain, go out and do it. Let the rain pummel you, let it consume you.

Let The Rain

Remember the rain is only temporary - it only lasted until mile 2 and left the road glistening, the air clean and damp.

Later that day, the rain came again, but this time coupled with sunshine. I did what I needed to do - I grabbed my camera and captured the rare combination of golden sun falling from the sky which rendered the landscape sparkling and magical.

Of the Sun and Rain

Nodding

A Sprig

I looked up to the sky, opened my arms wide, then closed my eyes and let the combination of warmth and cool dot my outstretched arms and neck. It felt amazing.

Some days, I feel the rain has become a metaphor for my life, that it needs to be cleansed and refreshed, nourished and fed - after all, rain is needed for growth. I am often reminded of a favorite song, Let the Rain. Even if the rain falls, know that it serves a purpose and let it propel you forward.

I wish I were pretty
I wish I were brave
If I owned this city
Then I'd make it behave

And if I were fearless
Then I'd speak my truth
And the world would hear this
That's what I wish I'd do, yeah

If my hands could hold them you'd see
I'd take all these secrets in me
And I'd move and mold them to be
Something I'd set free

I want to darken in the skies
Open the floodgates up
I want to change my mind
I want to be enough
I want the water in my eyes
I want to cry until the end of time

I want to let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down tonight

I hold on to worry so tight
It's safe in here right next to my heart
Who now shouts at the top of her voice
Let me go, let me out, this is not my choice

And I always felt it before
That the world was filled with much more
Than the drowning soul I've learned to be
I just need the rain to remind me

I want to darken in the skies
Open the floodgates up
I want to change my mind
I want to be enough
I want the water in my eyes
I want to cry until the end of time

I want to let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Make a brand new ground
Let the rain come down..... tonight

Let the Rain, by Sara Bareilles

Denise at Autumn Sky  – (June 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM)  

What a beautiful post. There are so many bad things about having a drought but I just very simply miss the feel, sound and smell of the rain.

Nicki  – (June 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM)  

there is a reason behind the saying 'right as rain' - believe you just spoke to it perfectly (and photographed it as well).

Amy at love made my home  – (June 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM)  

There is something about being outside in the rain, especially if it has been very dry for sometime isn't there! xx

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