Knowing Rain

I close my eyes and listen to the voices of the rain. 
— Robin Wall Kimmerer
Robin Kimmerer wonders if there is such a thing as rain; perhaps only raindrops, each with its own story.  Some raindrops clink heavy on metal. Some are quietly swallowed up by moss.  Others bounce off pavement.  Yesterday one fell out of the sky and kissed my cheek and that is the one I will remember.
       ------G. Hill
Here in central Florida, September rains visit me nearly every afternoon.  I go outside to hear their sound; never any two alike.  John Updike wrote: Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth singing hymns of life. 
       -----G. Hill
The sound of rain needs no translation. 
       – Zen Proverb
Raise your words, not your voices.  It is the rain that grows flowers, not the thunder.
The earth has music for those who listen.
          – William Shakespeare
Ponds Dance in Delight, Welcoming Each New Drop —–G. Hill
Humanity: Our thirst for life pieces us together, blessings upon blessings. —-G. Hill
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
        ----Isaiah 44:3

Ever wonder what
The little critters do
When summer showers 
Rain down from the blue?
They take a little intermission
From all hectic expeditions,
To listen to the sounds of life
I find that very good advice.

                          -----G. Hill (reprinted from Interlude)
Rain is Earth’s Nectar: Ours to Sip —G. Hill


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    I really like this wisdom as I had never thought of rain in any way except as annoying and interfering with something I want to do – thank you for this beautiful perspective!


    1. Nancy, In times of drought, I long for rain—the sound, the feel and seeing my garden drink it up.


  2. don brubaker says:

    Good one. I will treasure the cloud burst when I’m out in my golf cart. Well, maybe not, but I do like the sound of grntke rain. ☔️ 🌧

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Janice says:

    I love rain it brings growth and cleans away the dirt


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