I am becomming mildly obsessed with e.e. Cummings. Here are just some of my recent finds from him...
"The world is Mud-lucious and Puddle wonderful"
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter"
"The earth laughs in flowers"
There is something very obviously metaphorical about what we come to appreciate during a rainy day. It has something to do with paradoxes and opposition. It's impossible to ignore a phyisical experience reminding us that there is something larger than a persons individual will. The rain can bring you down, but the magic comes in the paradox that sometimes we need to be brought down and learn to laugh when it happens, learn to appreciate the fact that it does. Thats when beauty and joy srpouts!
I used to hate it when i overheard people discussing the weather, i thought "How boring! They must not have much else to talk about" I understand better now, the weather is not boring, it's everything. Our attitude toward what we can't control is everything, our ability to appreciate it's magic is essential if we want to witness the flowers!