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A little less than a happy high
There are times when the rain comes when the air is perfectly still. In the moments before the drops begin to fall, the world pauses, a moment of hushed anticipation for a thing that is just on the edges of perception. All artifice falls away as you sit there in a satori inspired by that which is inevitable.

Those fortunate enough to find themselves near a lake or pond or even a standing pool when this happens are given an incredible gift. Looking out over the mirror-slick waters, such moments can seem to last forever, and it is only as the first heavy drops fall, stirring the surface with echoing rings that the clock begins to move forward again. The raindrops are few and isolated at first, and in your imaginings, you can pick out the sound of each. Before long, they begin to fall faster and faster until there is nothing but a constant hush of sound, nothing but a constant ferment of the water as rings seek each other out and join and interlock and free themselves again. Slowly the awareness grows that you are a part of this, and that it’s probably best to get in out of the rain.

It is the way of things, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
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From: missmelysse Date: December 14th, 2003 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a really beautiful piece of writing. I could feel fat raindrops on my cheeks.

komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2003 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's weird how things get triggered, and sometimes I feel like I just have to share.

Glad you liked it.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: December 15th, 2003 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful... I could see it and feel it happening to me as I read.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's like scratch-n-sniff for the head. ;P
riverbank From: riverbank Date: December 15th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
captured perfectly
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2003 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had kind of hoped to set it free. ;)
hieeee From: hieeee Date: December 16th, 2003 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


right now? this very moment? i can't say anything else. wow.

-more to come-
komos From: komos Date: December 16th, 2003 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow

It started with thinking of skipping stones. From there, it just sort of grew.
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