One Man’s Dreary is One Woman’s Beauty
I walked today and I went for miles,
Cultivation that used to be routine.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done that,
But my steps were strong and measured
And my heart pounded.
That’s the way it is supposed to be.
It was raining and I let the rain fall on my face.
It wasn’t coming down so hard that the water stung me,
But just enough to let me know that
Rain has beauty and creative power just like sunshine.
I walked along and looked up and noticed the grey sky.
It wasn’t even close to blue, but it was striking nevertheless.
I continued my steps and lowered my head just a little,
And my eyes drew in the deep green of the cedars
And the firs that towered a hundred feet over the street.
Then I let down my head again and looked at
The house chimneys releasing the color gray.
It was smoke that mingled into the sky with out notice.
Still walking, I eased my head once more, my eyes lingering
On the winter green grass that sparkled with water droplets.
And then my gaze went back to the street in front of me,
Its gray pavement making my steps straight and secure.
I so adore the rain and its peacefulness.
No one is loud or noisy in the rain.
Everyone is waiting for something.
Some people wait for the sunshine to come alive again.
Some wait for dryness to breathe.
I do not wait.
I live in the rain.
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Celebrate the Gifts Arts Festival- Please come!
It is simply a beautiful festival, one that you will absolutely not want to miss. http://celebratethegifts.org/
Date and Hours: Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2016.
- Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- FASHION SHOW 2:00 pm Saturday!
- Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard, OR
- Saturday and Sunday: open galleries
- Saturday 2:00 pm: Fashion Show
- Saturday and Sunday: refreshments, musicians, and artist demos throughout the day!