Friday, September 15, 2006

A Gift From the Sky


Today it rained...just the tiniest bit. I was busy cleaning the house and happened to be standing right next to an open window. I heard the quiet 'pitter patter' of the raindrops hitting the tin roof of our shed close by. I stopped and listened, put my nose to the window and took a deep breath. Nothing else smells like rain, and especially the first rain of the season. It only lasted for less than 3 minutes or so, and I just stood there quiet, really listening. In those moments, the birds silenced their singing, all the neighborhood dogs stopped their barking and the universe took notice of these small drops of clear water. I personify rain...when it pours, it feels like the clouds are purging themselves of overdue heaviness. But today, it was a serene peaceful moment, that was so powerful, all living things honored its arrival. And that peaceful feeling washed over me and soothed my yearning soul.



Happy Birthday Sweet Sister of Mine ~ You are loved :)

10 Comments:

Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

ahhhHHHH You're a rain goddess too? I LOVE the rain! It wakes me and my soul up! Just had that cup of cocoa, now to sweet dreams land I go! Sweet Dreams! to both of YOU sweet Ca gals tonight! Happy Birthday! to lil Boho gal!too! love and prayers, xoxooxoxo

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Bek said...

Yah for the soft pitter patter of rain.
And little feet...
I love you darling Dar.
Bx

1:48 AM  
Anonymous angela marie said...

Yes! It was also my Dad's Birthday...I noticed the peaceful moment too. It made me smile.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

Mmmmm...I LOVE the rain. I hope I get some over here in Southern Cali. That would be the most perfect birthday gift.

I love this picture.

Thank you for your colorful bday wishes here.

I love YOU my beautiful big sis.

xoxoxoxoxo

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Great photo by the way. And yippy it rained really hard here last night, it was wonderful!!

Have a great day Dar!!

Love ya,

T.

10:50 AM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

oh it rained a tiny big here yesterday. first time in weeks and weeks. i hope it does it again (remind me of this in february).

fantastic photo!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Alexandra G said...

I'm having such mixed feelings this year about the onset of the cold weather. Normally I love it, but this is my first time in quite some time living alone after ending my marriage so its going to be super important to be creative and consistent in keeping my home full of warmth and coziness and soft candlelight, which is always so healing! Just these last two days it has gotten much colder! How quickly nature changes her coats!

9:37 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

is there anything more wonderful than rain, even if it is only a short one. it seems to wash everything clean, renewing life, refreshing everthing it touches...*sigh*...now i want to go stand in the rain...

10:09 AM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

i so love the smell of rain...especially warm summer rain. there really is nothing else which could compare.
i love that everything stops and paid tribute to the first drops.
sadly though, we have had our fair share of rain over here already!

xxxx

2:02 PM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

i so love the smell of rain...especially warm summer rain. there really is nothing else which could compare.
i love that everything stops and paid tribute to the first drops.
sadly though, we have had our fair share of rain over here already!

xxxx

2:13 PM  

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