I especially love it on nights when insomnia takes hold and won't let go. I am working on week five of some of the worst insomnia of my life. Oh what I would give for a good night's sleep....
I digress. :)
As a child, I loved to sing the song, "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day," but I have no idea why. I have actually always loved the rain. Rain feeds into my love of everything being neat and tidy. Come to think of it, I might need a monsoon to blow through here. :)
Just as I wrote the sentence above a giant limb crashed outside. It broke some stuff, but I am fine. It sounded like a tree had crashed onto the darkroom. All is well, but boy oh boy...be careful what you ask for...:)
Anyway, I love rain...I love the wind too (when it howls, not when it damages stuff)...I guess the bottom line is that I like nature. There is power in nature both seen and unseen.
Below is a photo I took a year or so ago in the hollow. I thought it looked like a postcard from God.
Which reminds me...when I was driving back from Fayetteville yesterday with two of the tops off the Jeep, music blaring, wind blowing, and the sun shining down on me....I was a very happy girl. Oh, well there was Starbucks in the cup holder...okay, the heat was on too....it got a little chilly. :) :) I was so happy though feeling the wind and sun on my face and blowing through my hair.
The gypsy in me is coming out of hibernation. It is time for a road trip, an adventure, a trip to somewhere. Give this girl a map (or not) and the open road, and she is quite content. I am quite content.
There is a reason children have recess, field trips, and summer camps. We need to get outside...be outside...feel the power of nature, see the beauty of nature, and simply experience nature.
I love the rain...and come to think about it, I don't think God is crying when it rains; I believe he is feeding us, nourishing us, and maybe reminding us to nourish ourselves...just a bit. :)
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." ~ George Washington Carver
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)