Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Kind of Rain...

Tonight.

A little Hurricane gone lazy. Toodling off treck. Wandering like a magpie faerie lost in the woods....

The rains are here.

Delicious. Loud. Plump.

And in this quiet house, the sound I hear is yesterday....

Plodding along in Million's van, bumpity bumpity pot hole jumping down the one lane road through the forest, clod hopping over tree roots and spent beer cans to the opening in the woods, where the bon fire burned endlessly, umbrelled by oak trees, and a blessing we didn't know we had, to Peace Creek......

Piled under layers and layers of musty quilts, hand tacked and sewn of old men's suits and tattered over-alls...9 years old at Mamaw's house. The rain, a mad xylophone on the tin roof, and the car lights, flying past, strobe lights through the clapboard walls...the sounds of tires swooshing.....

Stacked in the hallway, tiny feet, sweaty arms and legs, pretending to play Twister while the Eye of the Storm passed, once, twice, three times and shook our little house like red dice in a cup and spilled it out on the lawn.....the sound of the morning after rain, the safe rain....when we tip toed quietly through the dark out onto the wet earth that was our tomorrow...

Nineteen. Donned in yellow raincoats with hoodies. Rollerskating through Jacksonville in the pouring rain. Silly. In love with the moment. No reason to fear the lightening. Yet.

My wedding night. Yards of taffeta in the mud. I knew it would rain. It was supposed to...

Tonight....
Fat little tadpoles of luminescent rain falling from the sky.....

Perfect.

8 comments:

Shimmerrings said...

I love, love, love the rain... and it's raining... I just love the rain.

kj said...

aaawwwwwwh.

&

xoxoxoxoxo

Dee said...

beauty..

sandy said...

I was dancing in it the other night - got some looks I smiled they don't know they are not free..

singleton said...

Clink! Girls!

To the rain,
the music,
the moment....

and Sandy....
Dance on friend,
Free!

Butterflies are like that, you know?

Maithri said...

Oh wow...

I could drink in your words all day...

Sweet water for the soul,

Peace and love always,

M

singleton said...

Maithri...
Sweet Friend of mine....
Yes, peace and love always....
May it shine on and on and on....
Muah!

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