Look at what we woke up to!


We’re praying for much much more of it.

And, from one of my favorite poets:

A Rainy Morning

A young woman in a wheelchair,
wearing a black nylon poncho spattered with rain
is pushing herself through the morning.
You have seen how pianists
sometimes bend forward to strike the keys,
then lift their hands, draw back to rest,
then lean again to strike just as the chord fades.
Such is the way this woman
strikes at the wheels, then lifts her long white fingers,
letting them float, then bends again to strike
just as the chair slows, as if into a silence.
So expertly she plays the chords
of this difficult music she has mastered,
her wet face beautiful in its concentration,
while the wind turns the pages of rain.

–Ted Kooser, Delights and Shadows

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6 Comments on “Rain!”

  1. Lorianne Says:

    LOVE that photo! What an adorable little imp. 🙂

  2. Mom/Grandma Says:

    Looks like Sunshine’s waiting for some splash puddles <3

    I often read Ted Kooser in a local quote column … he always draws pictures for me !!!

  3. Mindy Says:

    She’s so blasted cute! 🙂 Love the thoughts….as my mother uses a wheelchair, it is quite lovely. Thanks.

  4. Big Sister Says:

    Cool outfit! So colorful!

  5. Fran Pullara Says:

    I haven’t visited your blog directly for so long. She is so adorable. And I love Ted Kooser.

  6. Kathryn Says:

    Yep, she is an imp! Thank you all. I’m very partial. 🙂