And I Love/Hate the Rain

Most days, the rain is my nemesis. But then there are moments when I see its benefits, and the beauty it inspires. Sometimes it’s just in admiration of the raindrops as they decorate flower petals. Other times it’s when the drops add a glorious sparkle to spider webs.

Truly, I loathe the rain.

And yet, I have to be thankful for rain; it’s what keeps our beautiful state so green, so alluring, so awe-inspiring. In essence, rain is what strives to drive me away, yet it keeps me here. It’s both a source of torment and a source of peace…

“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


Rainy Day Strawberry by Jaklyn Larsen

What are your continual love/hate relationships?

4 thoughts on “And I Love/Hate the Rain

    1. I like to think that residents in the NW might love the rain a bit more than hate it, as we all continue to endure its presence. The beauty it creates is worth it! (or so I have to remind myself during the rainy seasons)

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