A Rain Has Come and Gone…

Daylight arrives. A rain has come and gone with a vague feeling seemingly without cause. And I find myself over thinking, once again… leaving a fuzzy disconnect.

As I looked through the pane of glass, my eyes were drawn to the lines in my parents old red swing. Retracing the lines of time, I was instantly drawn to the voice of my mother as she would sing church hymns. Or the sound of my father’s snore after a hard day’s work. Reading between the lines, the slats of that old swing tells a story like no other.

Amazing how the universe is always speaking to us, causing those serendipity moments and lapse in time.

As real as the red in the wood, so are the days of my youth. The best truths are rare when read between the lines and finding my purpose within the prolific lines of life is a rare and beautiful thing.

I once read a quote that said…”Rare is a union of beauty and purity.”

And so it is with my life.

A rare treasure I hold. Nothing elaborate. Just a line of generations to pass on the greatest wisdom of simplicity. Along the red swing slats are life learned lessons of love, respect, tolerance, sharing, honesty, and a family bond framed within hearts and souls to reach our greatest potential.


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22 thoughts on “A Rain Has Come and Gone…

  1. I loved the thoughts and sentiments behind this piece. I wrote a blog post on a similar topic a few months ago–about an old pre-school door. I hope you won’t mind that I’m sending you the link. I just think you might appreciate and enjoy it.


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  3. Is that your parents’ house? Beautifully written, I felt like I read a chapter from a book. Your photos are beautiful too 😊💕

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    1. WoW! Thanks so much! Yes, I’ve been visiting my parents for the past two weeks and leaving in the morning. Will miss them much, but hopefully will visit again in the near future. And, I truly appreciate your comments. Looking forward to reading your posts soon. 🙂


  4. The shelved photographs, oh my heart.

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    1. Thanks! It’s definitely an eye opener of how blessed I am with such an amazing family. 🙂


  5. Beautiful post, and I love the pop of red for your porch!

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    1. Thanks Shelley! I’m actually visiting my parents and it’s on their porch. 🙂


  6. Wonderful photograph and a beautifully written piece.🌹🌹

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    1. Thanks Mel. I’ve been out of town for a few weeks and haven’t been on lately, so hope to check out many of your posts I’ve missed.


      1. I missed your post, glad you are back at it.🌺🌹


  7. I love your wall of memories 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Winnie! Heading over to your blog soon to catch up.

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      1. You’re welcome, Laura! No worries 😉

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    1. Thanks. Really appreciate your encouraging words. 🙂


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