I awoke to the sound of rain patter against my roof and windows. Our first big storm of Autumn...it's grey and windy. Funny how rain can make one feel....introspective and dreamy. I am enjoying this storm - even though I have a full day planned. It's the San Francisco Opera Volunteer Luncheon, then a final dress rehearsal of "The Makropulous Case".... an opera with a touch of "Dorian Grey" about it - in that the "heroine" is a 337 year old woman (still beautiful, of course) who must make the decision to carry on with her "life" or to die. A perfect day, weather-wise, to see it!
My life, though still full of unsettling things, is warmer and stronger.... I feel that Life has returned to me - after so many months of feeling dead inside. And though Winter approaches, I look forward to it....to the smell of wood burning in a fireplace, to the glow of candles in the dark, to calls and notes from dear friends - both close and oceans away.
I hope your Sunday is a happy one - rain or shine....
I leave you with some charming words from Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses".
' The rain is raining all around.
It falls on field and tree.
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.'
♥ Robin ♥