516. I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun. ~Sophie Marceau

The rain began again.
It fell heavily, easily, with no
meaning or intention but the
fulfillment of its own nature…
~Helen Garner

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Late yesterday the wind began pushing hard, very hard against the yard and house. Then rain pelted the roof in the night, and the power went out leaving only the sound of the rain falling in the dark, the utter darkness of deepening night. When day dawned and light at last seeped in, the rain had stopped, but heavy clouds hung low filling heaven’s vast expanse. Outside it was nippy, a nip perhaps chilly enough at last to encourage the changing colors of autumn leaves. Throughout the day as mighty gusts of wind continued to blow and dampness reminiscent of the rain hung in the air, the delicious rhythm of last night’s falling rain lingered in my thoughts. “Listen to the pouring rain, listen to it pour, let it rain all night long…”

Lingering in Happiness

After rain after many days without rain,
it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees,
and the dampness there, married now to gravity,
falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground
where it will disappear — but not, of course, vanish
except to our eyes. The roots of the oaks will have their share,
and the white threads of the grasses, and the cushion of moss;
a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole’s tunnel;
and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,
will feel themselves being touched.

~Mary Oliver

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. ~James 5:7   ✝

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33 thoughts on “516. I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun. ~Sophie Marceau

  1. the storms are marching our way as we’re expected to have severe weather in the wee hours—the only thing perhaps positive from such is the promise of maybe some cooler weather!!
    Wishing you joy Natalie—Julie


    • That’s what happened here. And then today that wind blew all day long and I had to wear long pants instead of my shorts. So I pray you get this blast of cooler weather too.
      Maybe not the wind so much, but the rain and coolness.
      Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤


  2. Please send some of that rain this way N. Sao Paulo is especially in dire need. For the past two years, we have gone through months of rationing at a time. I love the sun and warmth, but we sure could use a few heavy rainfalls.
    🙂 ♡


    • Oh I wish I could. We’ve been in an ongoing extreme almost 10 drought in this part of the country. So any rain we get is a huge blessing. It had been several months when we got some last week and then again last night. Not only does the land need rain but my spirit does as well, Staci. I miss it so much when it’s gone and my spirit becomes as parched as the land itself. I pray that you get some soon! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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      • Thank you Natalie. I hope we get some too. Actually, I hope they get some in Sao Paulo. People are really having it tough there. My husband also just told me that the temperatures are ranging 97 degrees F in the city we’re moving to at the beginning of next year, and only 10 % humidity. EEK. It’s very dry. Right now, I am sitting in my chair in a loose summer dress, sweating. It’s 87 degrees here at the moment and dry. Phew!
        Send some rain now please.
        🙂 ❤


    • Oh my goodness, Frédéric. You have no idea how much I love it when you write me something in French. I adore the “musique de la pluie” and je t’adore!!!! I hope you have a fabulous week, sweet ami. Love and hugs, N ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Your beautiful words drop like innocent rain droplets on rose petals and your gentle thoughts are softly pattering on the door of my soul … Oh dear Natalie,I can always hear the rhythms of Nature through your posts and I am carefully listening to the them … Loved the sweet expression of the beautiful rose and the tears of bliss running down the window pane … Have a wonderful day ! Love ❤ & hugs 🙂


    • Oh Doda, what a lovely compliment. I’m so glad my post “softly pattered on the door of your soul.” I pray you have a wonderful day and rest of the week, my friend. Huge hugs and much love. 🙂 ❤


  4. WOW can you write! I was lifted up and taken right into your evening, right into the moment, the storm, the lights that went out, the morning and the sounds. Just beautify “Nitty.” Reading your words are reminiscent of a beautiful song. ❤ 🙂


    • Ah shucks, missy! Thanks for you kind words! Are you old enough to have heard Jose Feliciano’s “Listen to the pouring rain?” I so wish I’d knew how to add a song like you do to your posts. It’s one of my all time favorites and that’s what I was quoting at the end of my paragraph and before Oliver’s poem. Maybe that’s what made it seem reminiscent of a song. Love you, N 🙂 ❤

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      • Of course I know his music – my music taste goes as far back as the 20s, through to the present day, thanks to my mother, as well as my own spirit. I would be MORE than happy to give you the code to place a song in your posts as I do. 😀 With memory being what it is (I’m a bit scattered, well not really – more like focusing heavily on many things at one time) – might you please email me to remind me and I’ll respond with the code and full step by step instructions?

        I’m heading off to bed dear heart. Sweet Dreams Sweet Natalie. As a childhood figurine I once had said “goodnight goodnight wherever you are.” ❤ ❤ ❤


      • The honor is mine my friend. I would be very happy to re-blog. My memory fails me, so in future I may ask again; but I know you will accept and forgive that. I love your beautiful soul reaching out to others. You are appreciated. Hugs are healing…they will all serve to make me well. Hugs back to you.


      • You never have to ask. You always have my permission to reblog any time you like. Thank you for the lovely compliments. I wish I could give you a huge hug in person! I pray that you are well very soon. Much love and dozens of hugs. N 🙂 ❤

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