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Monday, August 20, 2007

Another Rainy Night

It’s 2 AM, and the rain is pouring down. Outside my window, the thunder growls and lightning cracks the sky. Maybe I’ve had a glass of wine too many.

Maybe I haven’t had near enough.

The rain pours down, the heavens cry, and I feel an old, familiar hunger. It’s nights like this when solemn ghosts and broken souls rise silently from the graveyards in my mind...

Cold mists crawl through open bedroom windows. I feel the raindrops on my naked back and shoulder. It’s another rainy night, and I’m lost again in my old, familiar shattered dreams.

What's left for me to do, but dream of what may someday be?

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Awwwww. Universal Music Group just had this video removed from embedding. Such a pity. Here is the URL if you'd like to view it:

(P.S. - Watch it in "Full Screen" mode)

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Blogger Fiona said...

When we stop dreaming of what may be, we lose hope. There are so many 'what may be's in life. Keep dreaming.

I love the sound of the rain and the wind. I love the music of nature.

And that is a truly magnificent photo on this post, Jonas :)

Mon Aug 20, 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound pretty sad. I know you didn't write the song but I think you could have. It's hard waiting for someone, feels like your life is on hold. I hope things work out for you two.

Mon Aug 20, 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sunny Delight said...

Thank you.

Mon Aug 20, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger flutter said...

This was beautiful, but wistful. I can see you waiting.

Don't let the beauty of the rain bypass you as you wish...

Mon Aug 20, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Just lovely... and blue at the same time... hearing your words and hoping for a little ray of sun for you.

Mon Aug 20, 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger anna said...

I love the rain and thunder. Maybe you should have been walking through the rain. Maybe then it would have felt cleansing. It always seems to help me.

By the way, I was listening to that same song this weekend.

Tue Aug 21, 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

I want to thank all of you for your commentary.

I've always been a dreamer. Some of my dreams have come true. Some have not. No matter. I'll always be a dreamer.

I truly do love the rain. It's Nature's way of altering one's perspective, her creative, watery way of inducing a myriad of emotions. I've mentioned rain in several posts over the years. Each time, the mood is different. Therein lies the beauty of the rain.

I can't say I'm waiting for anyone or any thing. I'm trying to simply live as best I can and play the cards that are dealt me. Life is much simpler that way, no?

I do love that song!

Wed Aug 22, 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie Anne said...

I love that you love the rain. I love the way you bring poetry to the rain.

Thu Aug 23, 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Ah, Laurie, you're too kind. Heck, I read your recent blog post. You have an affinity for the rain that is exclusively your own. Me? I'm just an amateur.

Here is another take on rain by an artist I admire greatly, Dar Williams. Ignore the imagery (it's silly). Just close your eyes and listen to the song...

(You'll probably have to cut and paste this URL. Sorry)

Fri Aug 24, 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Roads said...

Surely Don Henley is missing a trick here.

You still can't find much of his material (nor anything by The Eagles, for that matter) on iTunes. Not even 'The Boys of Summer'.

Wake up, Don ! The world turns.

Wed Aug 29, 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Hello, Roads. I'm not sure it's always up to the artist, nowadays. It seems as if Don Henley's record label is dead set on controlling access to Mr. Henley's music. I don't get it. Universal Group makes a music video for public consumption and then limits the distribution of same video. Go figure.

Free Don Henley!

Tue Sep 04, 09:28:00 PM  

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