The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Of Partings And Life And Rain

Sometimes we make plans. Trivial things like writing a blog post and including some pretty pictures. And sometimes things happen which make us take a step backwards and reflect. Last week my friend lost her mother to a sudden devastating illness and a couple very dear to my husband and I  had to deal with the shock and loss of an ectopic pregnancy. At moments like these the question ‘why?’ naturally springs to mind. A question which, for the most part, will remain unanswered. Except that death and loss are part of life. Something we all have to deal with. But that doesn’t mean it makes these circumstances any easier.
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Yet I do not want this post to be morbid and sad and that is why I stayed away from blogging last week. Because I know that when I write I have no control over my emotions and everything usually comes spilling out. But there is a lesson to be learnt from everything that happens around us – to hug those we love a little tighter, spend more quality time together, smile, laugh and turn our face to that ray of sunshine shining brightly through a chink in the clouds. Because life does not end on this blue and green planet that we live on. And because life, while we have it, should be lived with joy and hope and wonder.
Glad I got that off my chest …
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Now for some lighter news … I am pleased to say that we had a thunderstorm early Sunday morning followed by a day of almost constant rain. I am sure that most of you are wondering why the mere sight of a few drops results in a blogpost from me but the truth is that I love the rain because we get so little of it and if woke up to grey skies every morning I would most likely be ecstatic every time I saw the sun. I guess it’s a case of longing for what we don’t have. Today we are back to cloudless blue skies but the wind is cool so perhaps I can safely say that summer is behind us.  So I hope to be back in the groove – back to posting and stopping by to visit. In the meantime I will leave you with one of my favourite golden oldies by Credence Clearwater Revival.
Someone one told me long ago
there's a calm before the storm
I know,
it's been coming for some time.
When it's over, so they say,
it'll rain a sunny day
I know,
shining down like water...
I wanna know
have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
have you ever seen the rain
coming down on a sunny day?
Yesterday and days before
sun is cold and rain is hard
I know,
been that way for all my time.
To forever on it goes
through the circle fast and slow
I know, it can't stop I wonder...
I wanna know
have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
have you ever seen the rain
coming down on a sunny day?
Rainy Sunday (4)
Lyrics from Have You Ever Seen The Rain
by John Fogerty
courtesy of MusicBabylon

9 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for the losses your friends have recently suffered. As you say, it is a part of life in this world, but in the midst of the suffering that knowledge doesn't make it any easier.

    I'm glad you got some rain and cooler temps - and yes, living in a land of almost constant sun does make one appreciate the rainy days...

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  2. I love that song, honey. I, too, am sorry for all of the pain you and those close to you endured in the last week. My prayers, thoughts, hopes and reading eyes are with you, Loree.

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  3. great song, beautiful lyric - this is resonating with your friend across the pond where it is raining too today...

    but mostly it is your beautiful words that resonate with me today, dear loree. life should be lived with joy and hope and wonder.

    BIG amen to that♡

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  4. Hugs Loree..and sending loving healing thoughts to you and you loved ones!!Beautiful tribute!
    Victoria

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  5. When I am in difficult times, or very worried about somebody or something, I write the funniest things, I think it's just to hide my real feelings.

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  6. Beautiful post. And you're right, these things do remind us to hug our loved-ones a little tighter and appreciate everything a little more.
    Blessings and hugs to you and your friends.

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  7. i'm so sorry for your loss. sending you lots of hugs.

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  8. ENJOYED THE SONG AND VIDEO, LOREE...IT'S A FAVORITE!

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  9. I don't think writing out your emotion is morbid at all. It's an organic process, which made us human.

    On a different subject, you can have my rain since we have too much of it :-)

    Beautiful photos and post, Loree!

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