It’s Raining

You would think that I would get used to it. I live on an island in a rain forest and yet I  continue to be transfixed when it rains like it is right now.  There are no words to describe it. A storm of epic proportion. It is unbelievable and seemingly impossible for it to rain that much.

And like the mass shootings, you would think I would get used to it. It seems to be happening all the time now. No. It is happening all the time now. And I sit watching transfixed with no words to describe a storm of epic proportion. Like the rain I wonder if it is impossible to change when it happens and just how bad the damage will be. Do I just have accept it as a part of life like the rains that come? Is expecting change as fruitless as trying to stop the rain or change the weather?

I will leave this post with a quote I found on Angella’s blog this morning.

“The world is a violent and mercurial — it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love — love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.”

— Tennessee Williams


15 thoughts on “It’s Raining

  1. The rain is amazing. How I love the sound, the smell, the freshly washed look. But then we very rarely get enough so I would say that.
    And yes, love is sooooo much better than the alternatives.

  2. I love that rain video. Wish it would rain here again. It stopped doing that last week. *sigh* I miss the rain.

  3. You must live somewhere in my neck of the woods, it was exactly like that here today. The power kept flickering and then finally went out for a bit. There were people bicycling here when I braved it all and drove to the store. I felt so bad for them, but it also made me kind of proud of them.
    Thanks so much for that Tennessee Williams quote. I’ve never heard it before and it is so beautiful.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thank you for sharing your rain. I never tire of rain as I live in Austin, Texas where there is a drought EXCEPT for this year … about every 7-10 years we escape droughts. I LOVE RAIN! Floods not so much.

  5. Thank you for this post and especially the rain. Love, Your Parched Southern California Blog Friend

    • Loved your rain video. You should make it longer and sell it to insomniacs like me. 🙂 It’s so peaceful. Not enough peace and love in the world.

  6. Loved your rain video. I love the rain except when it rains too much, then it makes me cranky. I love the smell of it the most.

  7. Yes. Love. It is sad how mass shootings seem to be just a part of our years but there’s no reason they should be.

    And boy howdy that stream of water was impressive! I enjoyed our little burst of rain down here too-especially after all that heat we went through. Love the sound of rain.

  8. Birdie…thank you for sort of ‘walking through it with me’ this week. Your interaction on the blog etc. has meant a lot. No one should have to ‘accept’ this reality for what it is. That’s the damned part of it. How else do we live and stay healthy except by accepting it! We have to!

  9. Hi Birdie,

    And yet, you continue to savour the wondrous moments of the falling rain. Your friends words resonate with a hope I embrace. Love in an all equal, all different world where we learn from each other.

    I shall be visiting my brother and his girlfriend who just moved to Victoria, in September. I love Vancouver Island on the “Wet Coast.”

    Take care, eh.


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