Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Strange Forgotten Substance Falls From the Sky

Light rain hits my trailer. How odd that I can't remember the last time it rained. I wish to hold on to the moment. But how?

The true significance of this rain in undermined by modern comfort and security: it is too easy to buy or get water!

Maybe there are novelists who have done an artful job of relating the experience of rain, but I haven't read enough fiction to know of them. Extra credit points for any reader who offers a fine example from books or movies.





6 comments:

  1. Unpublished :) says. As a child I remember the Awe of the thunderstorm, rocks rolling down the Mt making younger brother's eyes open wide. Or sitting under a park pavilion caught again in a TS. And here I sit with my dog watching the rain. Seems like old times. That plus I need more solar or ??? Perhaps wildflowers this year. And yes I heard no thunder. 3 months since I heard rain BTW.

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    1. "Unpublished"! I like that. Great anecdote.

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  2. Would you consider "The Rainmaker" with Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn as an artful job relating to rain. It is the first thing that came to mind.

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    1. Have not seen that movie. Am a fan of Lancaster, but not of Hepburn (as with many male pigs.) Sounds like it would be worth a try.

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  3. Well, you asked for it. Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris.

    Chris

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    1. Believe it or not, that movie had slipped my mind!

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