Part of me wants to say, “Is it ever going to stop raining?” I think that is just the attitude of most of my Indiana counterparts rubbing off on me. I also don’t want to build an ark so it needs to eventually stop. While sitting here listening to the rain hit my patio (because of course I have my windows open), I remember that young girl who wanted so badly to move to Seattle. She wanted to frolic in the rain and wash her hair, wear hippy clothes, carry lavender and drink Starbucks coffee..
I went to Seattle. Food and drinks were good, but guess what? It rains in Indiana too. No shit huh? It really is fascinating what a little bit of rain can do. All of the colors suddenly change. Plans change. Safety changes. The amount of dirt on my car changes. Score 1 for rain! It is truly refreshing.
If you think about something as simple as rain in nature, it makes you wonder why we don’t have that in our lives. I know.. wine. Yes. That refreshes my soul. Technically, my friend, that makes you more thirsty.
Do you remember in the Notebook when Allie and Noah are stuck on the boat in the rain? It was like their entire past of negativity and hurt was washed away. Every girl wanted a kiss in the rain after that. It wasn’t because they wanted to be sopping wet and have mascara drip into their eyes. They wanted all of the complications of life and love to be swept away I a perfect moment.
The Rain by Vedera
The rain is gentle some days
It can clean up the mess that winter made
The rain can wash all the years
Of drought and the tears that were shed
So just look up please
Shine a little bit of hope to me
Let me know, there’s a season for all
And a season to call you my love
And throw me off with your pride, it’s okay
I won’t hide here again and again
I’ll tell you there’s no mistaking
The reason that I’m not afraid
‘Cause I am the rain
The rain will wash us clean and I know
The rain will wash us clean
And when it does I will be right
Beside you holding on, holding on