” Rain, rain, rain beautiful rain…” This is the beginning of a song by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African singing group that praises the rain when it comes. It is a good concept, to be grateful for rain. Rain in many parts of the world is often in short supply. Indeed, in our own country- in California and Oregon it is scarce in the summer. It is a scary thing.
So, if it rains for a weekend here, I won’t be complaining. I think it is very pretty and comforting. I was sitting underneath a portico watching the rain this weekend with a friend, getting ready to work at an event. “Look”, she said, “it looks like we’re sitting underneath a waterfall”. It did. We enjoyed the moment, glad that we were safe and dry. “Rain, rain, rain beautiful rain”.