Posted by: koolcampus | October 25, 2010
Geez, SHOWERS can be BEAUTIFUL. Have you LISTENED to the RHYTHM of the FALLING RAIN? NOW, do you wanna DANCE?
YEAH, SHOWERS CAN BE THERAPEUTIC
It’s pouring now!
I can see the scurrying raindrops ….
They pitter-patter furiously against the window pane, forming circles of beautiful patterns.
I admire the uplifting sight.
I love the smell of rain.
Everything about it – from the musky fragrance of the air before the impending downpour
to the sound of the torrent as it smatters against the windows.
It’s a splash of poetic indulgence for me.
It’s therapeutic to marvel at the busy streets as they are bathed in the glory of sudden showers.
It’s fun to smirk at peeved people rushing for shelters
cursing that there’s yet going to be another traffic jam.
When the storm brews over
and the sun once again begins to shine warmly through the clouds ….
do observe the beauty of nature in all its splendor.
Let’s revel in this lull-after-the-storm, this precious calm.
After all …..
What is LIFE if not for its smallest pleasures?
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”
singer VIVIAN GREEN cajoles us.
She’s absolutely right!
LULL AFTER A STORM
Poet RAVEN SANCHEZ ALEXANDER, however, expresses a different interpretation of the rain when he laments:
” The clouds are crying
Out for you
The rain is falling
Fast and blue
The puddles on the ground
Shimmer in my sight
I dance in the rain
On this dark, cold night
Enjoying the water
As I ignore the pain
Forgetting it all
As I twirl it away
I must be a sight
All covered and wet
But I ignore the stares
Instead, I just forget
Forgetting the broken promises
All the fakes and the lies
The stories of heartbreak
Of love and demise
I need a break
From all this hate
From the world of doom
The cloak of gloom
That we weave around ourselves so tight
It clings to us
All day and night
My hair is soaked
My eyes are red
I might be crying
So sick from dread
The world’s aglow
As more storms bloom
Sometimes rain is all I need
Heavy falling water
With a light breeze
To blow away my troubles
For a minute, or a year
And instead i can imagine
The good things that are true
And as I’m dancing there alone
I dream that I’m with you.”
SHOWERS are really beautiful.
Next time when you espy the clouds dispersing,
That the wind takes on a certain howling ….
And you feel the coming of an impending rain.
Take a chance,
Break into a light dance.
Let your hair down,
Bask in the shower,
LIBERATE YOURSELF ….
It may not be your normal routine …
But hey, it can be food for your weary soul!
Seen the classic movie SINGING IN THE RAIN starring GENE KELLY and DEBBIE REYNOLDS?
After all these years, that rainy scene still still lingers ….
leaving one big imprint on my aesthetic mind.
Anyone who says that SUNSHINE brings HAPPINESS has never danced in the RAIN.
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