740. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected;
I have always considered the rain to be healing—
a blanket—the comfort of a friend.
Without at least some rain in any given day,
or at least a cloud or two on the horizon,
I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight
and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.
~Douglas Coupland

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Rain, what can I say of  you
that hasn’t already been voiced by others?
But how could I ever remain silent in your presence
since you touch a chord somewhere deep within me?
For in your “magnificent indifference of nature”
you’re the gift that embues everything with life and vitality.
You, a healing elixir, comfort like a friend
as you travel continuously around the globe
through space between heaven and earth.
You are mercy and grace in liquidity
set in motion in the beginning by Yahweh
who created you as well as all else here below.
Holy, holy, holy are you who refresh and cleanse by
removing dust and ashes 
from earthly strivings.
Would that you, too, could wash away
hatred and the wanton destruction
of that which you come to bless and save.
~Natalie Scarberry

He(God) provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside. ~Job 5:10   ✝

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32 thoughts on “740. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

    • Actually no, Sir L. We are having more rain here than I have seen in a decade. In fact it has and is still raining so much, that I’m thinking of gathering lumber to build an Ark. In Texas, it’s always feast or famine. And this feast is HUGE!!!! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


  1. Natalie, this is such a beautiful piece, listening to the rain is such a comforting thing. I pray that it’s sound will drown out the noise of evil that gets into so many people’s minds in this age, especially our young adults. Water is life, surely the rain is healing in many ways.

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    • Amen! What a great thought. May the rain indeed drown out all the evil in the world. The rain is healing is many, many ways, but I don’t think our young folks every take the time to just listen and enjoy the tales it has to tell. Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂 ❤


    • Oh my, Amy. Lots doesn’t even cover how much rain we’ve had. In fact it’s looking like we may need to start building an ark up here. All is well with me, but I’m losing things in my garden and may lose more. Somethings can’t stand wet feet at all. I pray all is well with you too. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


      • It’s wonderful to hear you are doing well. 🙂 A bit too much rain this year for Fort Worth and Dallas. I heard on the news yesterday that it’s down to 3% drought.

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