Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Rain on the Edge of Wonder

I awakened this morning to the sound of rain through the open window and to thoughts fluid, serene and floating rather than the perambulations of a sleepy mind and a creaking cron-ish metabolism. A good rain always seems to energize this old hen, and I was happy about this one.

What does one do on such a day? Pots of tea, paintbrushes and canvas, art and photography books, a little music - these are the gentle mandates of a rainy day. I pick up my tea bowl, and the perfume brings to mind the fragrance of the first white water lilies of the season, the raindrops beyond my window weaving themselves seamlessly into the gorgeous voice of Jennifer Berezan on "She Carries Me". I could use a few more days like this one, and for many reasons, but the main one is the simple peace of such a day.

If only my ancient oilskins and hip waders were without holes.... I would be up to my butt in a beaver pond somewhere today, as happy as a freshwater clam, a frog, a heron or a glossy mallard duck.

7 comments:

The Rambling Taoist said...

That photo is simply mesmerizing! I feel like I can reach out to touch the raindrops with my fingertips.

liliannattel said...

Amazing picture! I have to say I didn't find the rain soothing. When the roofers suggested fixing our leak with a metal rim between the house and flat roof, I didn't realize how noisy it would be in a rain!

Rain said...

Beautiful photo and thoughts

Endment said...

Wish I could have read your list before I spent this rainy day repotting seedlings....

Your photo generates so many images in my mind - wonderful

quinncreative said...

What a wonderful image--the lotus is so magical, growing only with its roots in the festering muck, blooming on top of the water, making life fresh for us all. You do keep a lovely blog!

hele said...

i love drinking tea while it is raining outside and i love walking in the rain with a wet nose and dripping hair so this post made me feel so peaceful and happy.

Sky said...

i enjoy the rain, too - thank goodness since i live in the rainy pacific northwest! but after months of drizzle i am always eager for 3 months of summer sun. we have had unseasonably hot weather, however, and i am now hoping for refreshing showers to revive the bamboo and deeply nourish the gardens.