Saturday, September 19, 2009

It rains

It rained and ruined an otherwise perfectly planned day.

Though I stand under the shelter of the deck, my clenched fist shaking at the clouds that cursed my efforts and took away my dreams.

It rained and ruined an otherwise perfectly planned life.

Though I clench them in tightly bound fingers, the carefully drawn blueprints detailing the direction of my days spill out down spouts, into puddles overflowing in the mud.

It rained and my eyes are open.

Though hidden in plain sight before, air gained form, framed in the drops, and the wind appeared in all its howling glory.

It rained and new scents assail me.

Though they were there the whole time, earth and moss become fragrant, mingling with the perfume of flowers and wrap me in a olfactory hug.

It rained and everything shines.

Though moments before they were tarnished and mute, a new radiance gleams from the pinnacles of deep green grass to rusty black mailboxes.

It rained like it will sometimes...

So we play in the liquid reflections of life, get cold and wet just to have an excuse to come inside and huddle in warm blankets, because sometimes life needs a refreshing and so...

It rains.

29 comments:

Sande said...

Getting wet and huddling is good enough reason for it to rain.

otin said...

Just as we need our pain to appreciate our pleasure, we need rain to appreciate the sun!

subtorp77 said...

Cue Supertramp's "It's Raining Again"; fits this scene well, it does. Huddling( or cuddling )is a good thing...

Beth said...

"The liquid reflections of life"... God, that was good! As always, I appreciate the twist you give the most mundane moment. Playing in the rain... What an invention!

Meeko Fabulous said...

I miss the rain. I can't remember the last time it rained here. :(

Eternally Distracted said...

I miss the rain too. I found a cloud in the sky today and looked longingly ... I figure I'll just have to put my head under the tap again!

Maggie May said...

Don't want to even discuss rain right now. Seems we are experiencing an Indian Summer! Too bad we are all back at school. BUT.... don't lets rock the boat!

♥ Braja said...

Otin's done it again, dammit :)
He's like some star commenter...I'm lovin' it...

Brian, I'd love to spend a day with you....a slow day, a day where we both wait for the others reaction to the tiny things that happen, both knowing that the externals are just a prompt for the real thing that lies beneath....

A glass of wildly deliciously imported red wouldn't hurt either....:)

Protege said...

I think to me this signifies the fact, that bad, as well as good, is necessary to make us complete. Often, that, which we find as an obstacle, and that which makes our reality difficult and hard, is often that which leads to the best in life.
To get a rainbow, rain must fall.
:)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

It do. -J

Lorraine said...

I've always loved the rain...even more so now, bravo Brian!

Wings said...

Weirdly, my son was listening to "Blame it on the Rain" when I was reading this. I kid you not. Good post, Brian!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Sometimes a really hate when it rains. It changes my mood. I'm so affected by the weather in that way. But snuggleing close does sound like a positive benifit to the wet weather.

smiles4u said...

I love listening to the rain and I love when theres a little bit of thunder along with it. Great post.

otin said...

OK Brian, your spoof-tribute will be up tonight! hehe!

TechnoBabe said...

Go with the flow, eh Brian?
Or drip whichever.

Daniel said...

The transitions of realization from dark to light. Ahhh. If we could only catch ourselves when the black clouds form and find a way to change our perspective.

Baino said...

Yep, rain and dry, light and dark, fun and sadness, pleasure and pain indeed. We need the ying to complement the yang . . and we need the rain!

Skip Simpson said...

I envy your beautiful craftsmanship with words. Your descriptions cause actual scenes to appear in my mind's eye. Very well done!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm with Meeko. I miss the rain... even a sprinkle would be a welcome change here.
Lovely as always. Thanks.

Ronda Laveen said...

Another good thing about rain...you feel like you can drink hot chocolate. Mmmm....

blueviolet said...

I love when something comes along to change a perspective. :)

only a movie said...

I could use a good rainy day.

Goofball said...

There's nothing more comforting than coming home in wet clothes and being able to put on something dry and crawl into the sofa with a hot drink to warm up.

Nancy said...

Sometimes it needs a refreshing - so it rains.

Nice.

powdergirl said...

Nice post. I love the rain : )

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

The rain is as refreshing to a parched flower as your words are refreshing to a parched mind. ;)

The Things We Carried said...

It's been raining here a lot lately and it is going to get worse.

"It rained and ruined an otherwise perfectly planned life."

Bravo, Brian!

The Retired One said...

Ahhh...it sure sounds a lot like life. When we are young and impatient, rain is a disappointment and one never looks at its radiance and specialness. As we mature, we embrace the unexpected rain and love what it sounds, feels, and tastes like. We savor the unexpected and we revel in its details. It is no longer an inconvenience or a disappointment. It reminds us how wonderful it is to be alive and to just experience.
Well done!!