Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rainy Days

The last couple of days here in Memphis have been rainy, so the streets are aglitter with the shimmery oil drippings of the commuters' vehicles, and chemicals of many colors, all so beautiful in their toxicity.

"How", we think "can pollution look so lovely?"

Rain, oh relaxing lullaby drizzling down, how you do remind me of my childhood. How safe we felt in the protection of our home and family... the lucky ones of us, I say as I'm sure that the rain may at this very moment reminding someone less fortunate than myself of other, darker childhood memories.

The memory floods back into my mind of a cool, misty morning... the rain was pouring down as my Mother made our way safely to the elementary school. There was something that comforted me, knowing that our classrooms would be dim as we watched the windows, painted with the blur of the colors outside soaked in raindrops.

The thunder and sounds of the storm gave me such a cozy feeling, as I eyed my Snoopy lunchbox, thermos filled with tea, knowing that my peanut butter and jelly sandwich waited patiently for me. Yes, I knew even then how to appreciate the blessings of the occasional wet wonderland.

Let our minds rewind as we enjoy a rainy childhood memory courtesy of "Pooh".

So the following verse was never really heartfelt for me:

"Rain, Rain go away... 
Come again another day." 

I was always happy on rainy days.

(Repeat of my post today from I Miss My Childhood Blog)


BBC said...

Fuck, you started blogging again? Welcome back.

I was always happy on rainy days.

Fucking rain, if you lived here you would be saying that also, it rains to damn much here.

And it's never a warm rain so you can do happy naked pagan dancing and screwing in it.

Carry on hon.

Chelly said...

Thanks for posting this on IMMC Jackie! Loved it. :)

Aunt Jackie said...

BBC, you must like the area to stay. I guess rain is a part of it for you guys like crime and idiots in memphis. :)

But I guess they're global.

Chells thanks once again! I'm trying to get back enjoying writing and so far I'm plugging along.

It's time for a book!! I would enjoy writing a book.

Chelly said...

You should go for it Jax! I've always though you had a book in you. With your experiences, your way with words and well just you. You've got talent babes.