I Love the Rain

rainsmileI really do enjoy the rain. When I was little I was very afraid of the rain. I was a nervous kid and many things frightened me, weather included. I was terrified of the earth shattering booms of a thunderstorm. My dogs are terrified of the rain, thunderstorms, lightning; they hate it all. Their fear reminds me of begin a child scared of the unknown. We comfort the pups the best we can and they have their spots where they find some solace during a storm. It never seems to be enough, until it passes us by.

Now as an adult I find the sounds of rain very comforting. Sometimes I like to open my window, just a bit, to hear the raindrops falling. I enjoy restful sleep when it is raining outside.I am comforted by the rain and the cocoon like state it offers. I feel like life is slowing down and being cleansed of everything. The rain is giving us the opportunity to start anew, try again, and continue forward.

If is not raining where you live and you are looking for this relaxing sound you can listen to 10 hours of Gentle Rain  on you tube. Who knew.

 

Haiku: Focus and Stray

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Focus on the task

My mind wanders to the beach

Just one more stray shell

 

I am always dreaming of the beach when I should be doing my work. My hubs collected all of the sea glass in this photo in Cape May, NJ. This is a small fraction of the sea glass we have. I do not have the eye nor the patience for finding such gems.

 

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