It’s been a long day

Rain falls
on our tin roof; sharp taps of reality,
start and stop. I breathe myself back
into my body.

Deborah A. Miranda, from “Almost Midnight,” in Split This Rock




  1. “Just as teardrops, when they are large and round and compassionate, can leave a long strand washed clean of discord, the summer rain as it washes away the motionless dust can bring to a person’s soul something like endless breathing.”
    ~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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  2. i love the magic of the rain

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  3. We’ll be wishing for this when we’ve had weeks of drought and heat.

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I find rain so soothing … soothing, peace and calm … what I need now!!

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  5. A wonderful gif with a beautiful quote. We’re already, after quite too much rain and storms in a short period, in the midst of a serious heatwave and I’d be rather happy to see some (gentle, enduring, soothing) rain here!!!!
    A very gifted and sharp-minded poet; sent myself the link to her works. I repeat my question to Sawsan: Just how do you guys always find such perfect matches ????? It’s beyond beautiful, a wonder to me and a delight to detect every day (or so….). Thanks for it all.

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