It may help us if we all had Weather Friends in our lives; people we can bother suddenly to say look at the moon, look at the bubblegum skies, let’s take a walk in midnight rain.
Between government mandated walks to keep us sane and cancelled holidays abroad, I think right now we could all sit by the sea and sink into the sound of the waves hitting the shore. There is something terribly soft about just being at peace with nature, figuring out our place in the grand scheme of things, simplifying everything down to the ebb and flow of the tide.
There’s an Islamic narration that when it rained the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh ) would allow the rain to fall onto him. When asked why, he simply said ‘Because it (the rainfall) has just come from God Most High’.
So take all your day to day troubles; pitter patter rain against the skin and know that there are greater things in the world than just this.
‘𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛. 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛 𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎, 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑠𝑜𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑠ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑛. 𝐼𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑓 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑝 𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑠ℎ 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑟𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑑. 𝐴𝑠 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑏𝑖𝑟𝑡ℎ, 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒.’
“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑛, 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛.”
-𝑆𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑚𝑎𝑎𝑛 𝐼𝑏𝑛 𝑄𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑚
Courtesy of @rhylreminders