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In Gratitude for the Rain

Ecstatic in the bounty of the rain today.

Its waters slow sinking deep into our earth,

A boundless love offering,

A pour of life.

Today, I am in gratitude for the rain.

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head

with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

-Langston Hughes

Rain Drops, Pine

“How quick we are to find the rainbow,

before being thankful for the rain.”

-Dieter Uchtdorf

Rainbow, July 30

Sparkling Diamond Rain Drops – A Gallery of Photos

“Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

-Langston Hughes
Drops, Purple Flowers“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”

-Rachel Carson

The sweetness of rain showered the earth all day with nurturing.  I learned to love the rain while living in Hawaii and have continued to love it since.   On an island where fresh water is a life force, the rain is always a blessing.  The Hawaiian language shows the respect and honoring for rain in its more than 100 words of description for the gift of falling water.  “Awa” is a mist or fine rain, Rain Drops, Single Red Leaf“Kawa” is for heavy rain, “Ililani” for a storm, “hikiki’i” for rain that comes at a slant.   Earlier in this blog, I enjoyed writing about the Eskimos many names for snow, and my 200 names for Love.  It is this honoring of the essence of things and of taking the time needed to notice, acknowledge and feel the nuances and differences, that bestows the rain, the snow and love with such depth and breath.

During a brief respite between showers I found sparkling diamonds of rain drops scattered everywhere!

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So many ways of seeing, feeling and honoring the rain!