Sunday night I could hardly fall asleep as wind crashed against the side of my house, the rain pounded on the rooftop and I laid there
excited to wear my Hunter's Monday expecting a tree to crash through my roof at any moment. I laid there and tried listening to music, turning that off and instead listening to the rain - then found myself unable to quiet my mind.
The funny thing about the rain is that it forces you to stop
collaborate and listen. What is normally silence, or space occupied by music in the evening - was instead filled with the rhythmic ebbs and flows of light and heavy rains hitting the pavement and my siding.
Rain brings clarity doesn't it? So much more than a clear day, so much more than sun shining and birds chirping. Rain causes me to look inside myself and think a little deeper, finding the light when outside is dark. Back when I was a die-hard runner, my very favorite was the first rain run of the fall. The clarity that I found in the raindrops hitting my face and washing over my skin was free therapy.
This week I found myself listening to Fleetwood Mac's song "Dreams" and the lyrics of the song + the Portland weather lately inspired me to put together some songs about the rain.
Stevie Nicks knows two things:
1. Players only love you when they're playing.
2. When the rain washes you clean, you'll know.
I think we all need to let the rain wash us clean, don't we?
Enjoy some songs about the rain, and if nothing else just listen to "dreams" for the same experience I had.