Such A Gentle Rain

*image –  Storm Outside by liis5bet via DeviantArt

When I hear gentle rain falling like sighs I think of the days when hot chocolate could fix anything. When seeing a handful of my Grandmother’s cinnamon biscuits on her special plates patterned with thatched cottages gave me a thrill.

A gentle rain is falling tonight. It is like tiny fingertips softly patting you on the arm. It is so gentle you barely get wet even if you stand in the garden for ten solid minutes.

It is as if someone is sitting right inside one of the rainclouds cupping each and every raindrop and cradling it tenderly, loathe to let it go. But raindrops in hands get slippery, they jostle and push and misbehave, even for rain gatherers. So the rain gatherer, regretfully, must release them. But it is a gentle rain this night so they fall singularly, slowly.

I light a candle and see it reflected in the glass. It might be a trick cast up by the watery night but I can see the raindrops descending, illuminated, golden, like fireflies looking for a place to land.

Such a gentle, tranquil rain. It might just be the most glorious thing in the world.

12 thoughts on “Such A Gentle Rain

  1. Hey Selma, that’s one of my most favorite things in the world, a sweet and gentle rain. I also love a full blown thunder storm if I’m safe and snug inside so I can enjoy it! Thank you for sharing your lovely words and image.


  2. Beautifully written Selma, you could almost convince me and I loathe rain. lol Summer rain, spring, fall, I hate it. I hate the feel of it on my bare skin, I find it irritating as hell. We got caught in a torrential like downpour at a park a couple years ago and I was almost in tears cos I couldn’t stand it hitting my bare arms and legs.
    P.S. It’s been pouring and cold here all day and I wouldn’t even venture out with an umbrella to go to the store. lol Just waited til hubby got home from overtime and I’m heading out soon!


    I love the rain too. As long as it’s not too heavy and I’m driving in it. That can be scary. I haven’t read that book, I’m afraid. Hope it was helpful for you.

    Thank you so much 😀

    Sup bro? Great to hear from you. How’s things in your groovy part of the world? Glad you liked it!

    Hi MELEAH:
    The rain is wonderful when it’s just falling lightly, isn’t it? So peaceful.

    Have a wonderful Easter holiday. Enjoy your time at the beach !

    I love a thunderstorm too. It can be quite a spectacular sight. The power in the sky at those times is quite incredible!

    Hi STEPH:
    Awwww. That is so kind of you to say so. ♥

    Hi CATHY:
    Hahaha. I know what you mean. I got caught in a really bad storm a few weeks ago and my shopping bags and shoes ended up being full of water. It was so annoying. I was slopping and squelching all over the place!


  4. Hi Selma,
    We also have had some nice lovely rain, very light overnight. We have a tin roof so you can hear the rain when you are laying in bed I love it.


  5. Hi MAGS:
    I love listening to rain on a tin roof. It is so soothing. One of my favourite things in the whole world!

    Hi TRACEY:
    When it is gentle it really is a treat. I always get such a good night’s sleep when it rains like that!


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