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Friday, April 8, 2011

April Rain



life is nourished by each precious drop
tears slide down my window
pain
comes and grows 
while joy blossoms the
secret 
is soaking it all in
trusting that everything really is
okay
that beauty resides in the downpour
as well as the sun's smile that will surely 
follow
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65 comments:

  1. A beautiful series of rainy patterns!

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  2. Beauty does reside in the downpour, but sometimes it is harder to see.
    I love the raindrops on the glass!

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  3. I never tire of water drop shots, no two are ever the same. :-)

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  4. Exceptional, and very very timely for me....
    Sometimes the universe just puts out what you need to read/hear/see/feel.

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  5. Love the raindrops on windows images. Such beautiful words, too.

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  6. I love the way rain looks on windows. You captured that so well and I also like the tree against the gray sky. Beautiful poem to go with the photographs.

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  7. may i sit by the window and weep with you?

    tears are sliding down my window pain too

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  8. Your words are just too lovely. Mickie :)

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  9. "trusting ..." - that everything will be as it should be, not by our wills but by the all-loving hand of the Divine who loves and cares for us in every breath. Gentle hugs, Laura.

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  10. Oh, I like your serie of raindrops here! Beautiful poem also!

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  11. Beatyful pictures of the rain on the window..;-D

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  12. oh, so true! beautifully expressed!

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  13. Gorgeous photos, Laura. There's something especially beautiful about April showers - probably the promise of the May flowers (and that it's rain and not snow - Yay!) :)

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  14. Your abstract photos always leave a major impression on me, regardless of the subject.

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  15. Those drops could make a nice pot of tea. ;)

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  16. yes, it does take a lot of trust. lovely abstract photos to illustrate this truth...

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  17. Thank you for the simple yet profound reminder of the rain and the day after.

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  18. I love the rain photos, particularly the third!

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  19. nice shots of the rain on a window.

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  20. often after the tears that sun smiles...and there is healthy found in those tears as well...

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  21. Beauty is, beauty does, beauty comes. Beautiful, heartwarming, inspiring post.

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  22. What an impressive macro shot. These rain drops are something amazing. Right now as I am writing you, it is thundering and pouring rain...but too dark to get any shots.

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  23. Excellent images! Your words are symbolic and beautiful. After every spring rain, plants and flowers burst into bloom. Have a great weekend.

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  24. Great photos - I love the shallow depth of field that hints at what's behind the windows. Please send some of that rain our way!

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  25. What a wonderful way to think of the rain! Lovely shots too.

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  26. I'm listening to Enya's 'It's in the Rain' as I read your post :) What a coincidence! Love the pictures and the reflection.....

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  27. this is so beautiful. the secret so true- if only it weren't a secret! keep sharing your love and wisdom! you help us all remember. joy to you, ingrid

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  28. "the secret is soaking it all in . . ." I have found that to be part of the healing process or the accepting process of the next level of my ailment: to soak in the pain and the joy that still blossoms if I allow it. When my pain level rises, I know not to panic now, but to think through what I've done differently and what I can do to bring it down and also to tap into God and my faith even more deeply than usual.
    The pictures of rain are beautiful and comforting. There is a song called "Healing Rain" and it's given me a new perspective on rain.

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  29. Wow, these are all beautiful. Love all your photos.

    Have a great week ahead.

    Hugs

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  30. Mmmmm, just beautiful. We are having rains here, the first for spring. The robins and my garden will be so happy. I wrote a meditation once that rain was God's tears cleansing the world....Enjoy your day, Laura. May you live in Love. xo

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  31. beautiful photos beautiful words

    blessings

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  32. Laura, your words are always so beautiful and comforting....:)

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  33. These are wonderful. Love rainy days!

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  34. you are the mother nature observer and writer par excellence... and your words shine with its brightness, with or witout sun...but of course, the sun is always there, always....

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  35. Very beautiful shots and words!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a nice day****

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  36. Thank you for the reminder that the rain will not last forever, or the cold. I love how you find beauty in everything, and express it so eloquently, both in word and picture.

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  37. just lovely, thanks, laura

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  38. Hiya Laura,
    Give us some of that wet stuff please - we are already watering after weeks and weeks of not a drop.

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  39. WOW. that last image is haunting in its beauty. I love that photo. and the words? again, your beauty shines through.

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  40. Beautiful shots! So simple but interesting.

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  41. Lovely details of the drops. And April showers bring May flowers. :)

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  42. A raindrop soaks into the ground giving up itself- becoming something more. xo teri

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  43. Thank you, thank you Laura for visiting me at Mind Deep, and for this most beautiful post also. I can feel your pain, transformed, right below the words. You are a courageous woman, and an inspiration to many!

    With loving kindness,

    marguerite

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  44. I love the black and white rain drops - very clever, makes me want to have a go at copying (hopefully not too soon as the kids are off school and it's lovely and sunny here!)

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  45. You've got the showers [wish WE would get some]...I got the flowers:

    My Link for today:
    Hot pink...BEAUTY and the BEAST

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  46. beautiful silver droplets !!

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  47. Those are lovely lovely pictures Laura -- and the words even lovelier. Thank you.

    Your blog always remind me that it is possible to be 'WELL' even when on has a chronic illness.

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  48. We have so much rain these last few days, but I do look for the beauty in it..

    Wonderful photo and poetry!

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  49. I had this precious opportunity this morning to read some of your recent posts...as always your words offer me so much...they come like a gift and speak to my hungry soul...thank you for sharing what you have with so many...Laura you truly are a gift to me...I think of you often and when I do I thank God for the gift of you and of course pray for you.

    I wish with all of my heart that I could sit face to face with you...a cup of tea and just getting to converse with you. I have put this on my wish list to God. :)

    Even though pain is my companion and I am struggling, there are days I am feeling a hope that hasn't been there before...I have been thinking less about dying and more about living as of late. There is hope for me I guess. :)

    Thank you for inspiring me to keep moving and to not give up. I send love and hugs to you my friend. (((Laura)))

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  50. There is comfort in the calm, clear, and true ~

    The skies here are brightening up after a thunderstorm with heavy rain this morning. My first reaction to thunder is panic, until I remember that it's just a sound that will soon pass. The robins hopping through the yard during the rain showed me how silly it is to worry ~

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  51. I love the rains in April. I know that means soon the grass will grow green. :))

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  52. Your words are so beautiful. It's absolutely true that April rains make May sun all the more welcome.

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  53. You are in my heart and on my mind as this day in the woods ends.
    My daughter and granddaughter playing Scrabble

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  54. Dearest Laura, I wish you rainbows and smiling suns each day, each moment. May they light your way, as you light ours.

    xoxox

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  55. i love rain and i cannot complain...it stirs too much emotions in me, makes me also think time to clean the air in me. :D

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  56. Beautiful words and photo!
    thanks!

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  57. Fabulous text to go with the photos!

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