Pitter, Patter – What Rain Means to You

Rain is both cleansing and nourishing to our planet. Whether it is falling on city streets or drenching a woodland glade, rain has a way of “resetting” the environment for a fresh, new day. Some people love a cloudy, gray day and the sound of rain falling; others just want to sleep until the sun comes back out. Rain is often used as a metaphor for many things: sadness, tumultuousness, healing, life, etc. No matter what you perceive rain to symbolize, humans have been talking (and writing) about rain since the beginning of time.

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
-Ashley Smith

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
-Langston Hughes

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”
-Hosea Ballou

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”
-Langston Hughes

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
-Dolly Parton

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”
-John Updike

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
-Roger Miller

“Into each life some rain must fall.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
-Frank A. Clark

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.”
Henry Beston

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