Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Singing With The Rain

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the idea of those facts in the human head.

George Santayana
Hello Alpine, Arizona. A joyful day to you.
H: What are you doing out there?

I: Sitting.

H: Can't you see it's raining?

I: Yes

H: Well come inside out of the rain.

I: No.

H: Why not?

I: I'm relaxing.

H: Oh, you're relaxing are you? In the purring rain?

I: Yes.

H; You're going to get wet.

I: Oh I hope so.

H: You want to get soaking wet?

I: Yes.

H: Why?

I: I like the rain.

H: Oh so you're going to sit there until you're soaking wet and then when you come inside where the air conditioner is on you'll catch your death of cold.

I: I'm not coming inside.

H: Why not?

I: I like the rain.

H: I think you're crazy.

I: The rain is a great blanket of beauty, a gift to the earth from the sky. It cleanses the air, it baptizes the ground and awakens the seeds of life within it. It makes a gentle drumming sound on everything it touches.

Each rain drop is like a word, a thought from nature, an idea spread around with other ideas to make a storm of thinking. It writes its poetry on every leaf and blade of grass. It lends its wisdom to my head and mingles itself with my hair and with my heart. And when I tilt my head back it washes my face with joy and energy. It brings remembrances to mind.

It is the music of echoes, of patience and the song of the earth. It lifts up as it lays down, it refreshes the mind as it stirs up the dirt.

When I hold out my hand I change the destiny of a rain drop. I am in the rain, I am at one with the rain, I am the rain.

H: I think you're crazy.

I: I am crazy. I love the rain.

DB - Vagabond Journeys

No fooling around, here is this week's puzzle.
These are all legitimate movie titles in translation.
Your task, if you wish to survive, is to translate them back into their original titles by the end of next week.

Several Saints
Uprising Over The Thanksgiving Dinner
How One Murders An Imitator
Swept Away In A Breeze
The Lion Is Burning It's Feet
What The Flute Makes
The Insects' Messiah
She Married The Monster
Mr. Summerfall Winterspring
The Chimpanzees Live There
Confessing When Drenched
He Paid Very Close Attention, Unfortunately
Boiling When It's Dark
Misplaced Religious Artifact Stolen
Trees Around The Little House
Leo's Secret Message
Ultimate Spanish Dance in France
Country In A Maternity Ward
Instructions In Stone
Creepy Creatures Aloft
The Bitch Is Domesticated

3 entries so far.

Good luck


(This is not a contest)

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?


4 answers so far

I eagerly await your answer.



pacifica62 said...

Definitely written by someone who does not live in a West Coast Rain Forest. Today it rained all day. Yesterday it rained all day. Tomorrow it will rain all day. In fact, supposed to rain every day for the rest of the week. Enough is enough already and at times there is no joy in rain.

Janice said...


p.s. I only knew (or thought I knew) one movie. Not much of a movie goer.

Jon said...

Raindrops have never sounded so enchanting!

Valerie said...

How poetic. I took a walk in the rain yesterday myself =)!

Arlene (AJ) said...

We had rain last evening here in SC, 200,000 plus still out power wise, homes damaged, several people injured or killed, wasn't our most fun night. But, must say, a nice, gentle rain makes for a great day for me, I've always loved it and seem to get so much more accomplished on a nice, rainy day.