Sleepy Morning

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“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.”
~ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

 

I woke to the sound of rain.

It was soft at first, a comforting patter of drops on the old iron roof.

It made me want to snuggle back under the covers, but meditation is so long a practice in me now that I eased my body up and crept quietly from the bedroom.

As I sat in the cool, dark pre-dawn of my tiny lounge, the light rain became hard.

The sound of the rain on the roof obliterated all else. It made its own kind of music, easy to get lost in.

When the sun approached the dark crescent of our world she stole the rain away.

Now the air is scented with earth and damp foliage. The sky is heavy with low cloud. And the last raindrops are being shaken from the leaves and branches. They fall in tiny tunes on the tin.

I shall make a pot of tea.

While the house slumbers I will write.

I love the quietness of these solitary beginnings. Just me, the birds, the clouds and the rain-soaked paddocks.

Up comes the sun.

Good Morning. I wish for you, and for myself, a day of deepening peace.

And to you, my friends on the other side of the world, sweet slumbers and soothing dreams.

Bless xx

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7 thoughts on “Sleepy Morning

  1. There is a calm feeling about today. As I wrote my morning pages I felt this calmness wash over me, I have been so tense…… all this rain in CQ is washing away the dryness we have had for so long and flooding with life giving water…….. feeling content and letting it all go and letting the waters of my life flow. Arohanui

  2. We have a beautiful serenade by a couple of magpies. Love their happy warbles. No rain as yet for us. This morning does have that languid, peaceful feel to it. Happy writing xxxx

  3. This was so beautifully written! Loved it!
    Plus I believe it held a message for me- or more precisely the words- here comes the sun- because this expression has been popping up for me pretty regularly…. Thank you!

  4. Your words are so needed this morning. It is dull and drab and a bit cold here with wind whistling through. Still, I feel sort of down today so must change the mental scenery to make it better. Rain is my first memory of passing. The rain is always beautiful to me. Thank you for this, a bright spot in this day XOX

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