Sacred Life Sunday: Gratitude for Rain

Raindrops on a long leaf

Raindrops on greenery. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS, portrait mode, macro setting.

First, some words from Rumi I remembered while saving this photo to my hard drive:

“You are the fountain of the sun’s light.
“I am a willow shadow on the ground.
“You make my raggedness silky.

“The soul at dawn is like darkened water
“that slowly begins to say Thank you, thank you.”
–Rumi, “Sublime Generosity,” The Essential Rumi, trans. by Coleman Barks, p. 137

Rain came this weekend, in gentle showers, in wind-driven downpours, in mists, with and without thunder and lightning.   Now and then, it abated, the sun came through the clouds and for a little while everything glistened.  Not that it didn’t glisten with the cloud-muted light as well.

I am grateful for the rain.  We’re in a drought, and getting ready to set out plants and more seeds in our family garden.  Also, it made it possible for me to take this beautiful shot.

Thank you, thank you, Rain.

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