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There's something very spiritual about rainfall. It washes away the old and makes way for the new.

The skies turn dark and menacing. Lightning flashes and thunder crashes. Like the crumbling remnants of a dying universe the rain descends. And to an ignorant observer it must appear as though the world is coming to an end.

And then the sun begins to peek through the gaps in the clouds. The blue skies appear again. Everything is wet and glistening, like a brand new soul.

And in that moment... that very spiritual moment, you know everything is going to be alright.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    I've been into some Beat poetry lately. It started raining here and I wondered how one might describe it in that fashion.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    And Beat writings, not just poetry.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    I'm not familiar with Beat writings or poetry, Christopher but I like what you've w ritten very much, be it Beat or unbeaten. It comes on a day when after what seems to be months of not a single drop in our little village, the rains came today... forcing me to cancel a much looked forward to game of golf! Over here we have had an unprecedented heatwave, with temperatures breaking all records. For two days it was almost the hottest country on Earth! The rain is an absolute blessing and I went out in it with great joy this morning. Golf can wait; bring on some more rain!

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Sorry about your golf game, but it sounded like you really needed the rain. Jack Kerouac is the main one of the Beat writers I'm getting into at the moment. I used to have Allen Ginsberg's book of poetry called Howl, but that was lost to time. And I've always wanted to read The Naked Lunch by William Burroughs but I've never gotten around to it. I guess I'm old enough now to start making a bucket list! I'm a year and a month away from 50 so if I start now doing all the things I wanted to do but never did maybe I'll get them all done by the time I check out!

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    Brian Mackinney 5 months ago

    I’m 32years away from 50. In the uplands of time, reminiscing in my chair.

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    VerityAlways 5 months ago

    I haven't read the names, but yours is truly relatable and wonderful, Christopher!

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Thanks, Verity.

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