Thursday, July 28, 2011

Umbrella {Guest Post by Rachel}

If I was a raindrop / You'd be my thunderstorm / It's cold, so surround me / With rain clouds to keep me warm / I feel like I'm falling / So darling, don't let me go / The thought is appalling but should I slip away / Into the stormy sea /  will you remember me? ~Owl City, Butterfly Wings

I have nearly been swept away by these summer storms.

In this part of the world, the rumble of thunder and photograph-flash of lightning during the summer months is as expected as a pink-skied sunset. 

It's our reality. It's an intrinsic part of our summertime.

I truly love thunderstorms. I love the splash of my feet into post-rain puddles, the gentle whisper of the water droplets against my windowpane, the orchestral rumble of the thunder. 

This is a writer's inspirational paradise. 

But when the storms continue to roll...two days....three days...four days in a row...

...weariness begins to set in.

Umbrellas become essential accessories to daily life. 

The rain becomes overwhelming...and yet, our lives do not stop for water or wind.

We duck under our bits of canvas, and wait out the watery overflow.

We wait out the storm.

Because we know it will eventually end.

The world will sparkle like diamonds and silver, the skies will clear...

And then...

...slow and warm and beautiful...

...the sun will come again.

Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.  ~Terri Guillemets

About the author: I, Rachel, am a 20 -year-old dreamy newlywed, and the author of DramaticEleganceMy blood runs red with passion and delight...composed with hints of freshly brewed coffee, melted chocolate, and the ink from a thousand pens. My eyes glitter with stars and nose is flooded with the aroma of country breezes and white jasmine. My lips are laden with poetry and prose, glory and honor to the King of the universe. I am the love child of music and candlelight. I am the daughter of Aslan, and my song is love. I am a princess of the Kingdom of Heaven. I am a thundering whisper. I am a roaring lamb. 

I am only me.

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  1. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ it!!!!!

    You do fantastic with words, Rachel!
    And Owl City's song is amazing! ♥

    Jordan ♫

  2. LOVE <3
    thunderstorms are the single best thing about me anyways. :)

  3. Thanks so much, guys! It's been a little ridiculous with all these storms lately. Two days without power the first time, another full day without power closer to a week later. Waking up to thunder almost every morning...intense stuff over here!

  4. What a wonderful, delightful post, Miss Rachel! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your writing talent with myself and my readers. :) Love to you! <3



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