by Jonathan Hilton
Rain is an inevitable part of your life, it doesn’t matter where you live. If you live in a tropical climate then you probably experience a rainy season and devise ways to deal with it. If you live in a desert then you probably dream about it. It doesn’t matter where you live, rain most likely has a symbolic or emotional meaning to you. Personally I have developed an appreciation for the rain I experience in my life.
The Soft-Spoken Rain
I love the rain when it is falling outside, on a warm spring, summer or fall night. Lightly dancing its tap dance on the roof and reminding me just how lucky I am to be sitting inside. Rain is also great for sleeping as well, the sound of rain hitting the ground is one of the most soothing sounds you can listen to. Torrents of peace flowing out of the sky, landing softly on the grass for you to enjoy. As you drop off to sleep there is no thought or thankfulness for the rain, just an inner warmth or affection for warm blankets and the soft-spoken rain.
The Rain of Renewal
Sometimes it seems that no matter what kind of mistake you have made in your past that the falling of rain from the sky can provide you with solace that whatever you have done is not permanent but a passing part of life. Mistakes are not meant to be tattooed on your skin, they are meant to be temporary teaching moments. Rain allows nature to wash clean, and just as nature is changed by the rain, so are we. Healing of the scars that lie underneath is hastened by the coming of the rain, and it will allow you to refresh your soul and start again.
The Sad Rain
There is a bit of retrospection that can be brought on by the rain. It is only natural to remember moments of bliss, love and affection that were once created during the rain. Those moments as miraculous as they were are now gone. Remembering these lost times, is always a bitter-sweet moment. It is better to have experienced those times and the clarity and emotion to the experience.
Yet, there is a wistful realization in the rain that just like each drop is unique and falls only once, those moments were the exact same. You will never get them back and that is the at the root of the morose pall that surrounds the rain. You would think people would want to avoid this but really most want to remember and relive those perfect times regardless of the pain they cause.
Here Comes The Rain
No matter what we do in our life there is going to be rain. You will always have the choice to love it for the benefits it brings, eventually ending and leaving for the sun. Or you can choose to hate it as a nuisance, a pestilence that brings nothing but cold, wet and muddy weather. The choice on how your feel about the rain is all up to you. Dread it, love it, praise it, hate it the rain doesn’t care what you think it is going to continue to fall. It’s up to us whether we get wet or use an umbrella.
How Do You Feel About Rain?