An Excerpt from Jim
of September 2, 2001
written in the woods not far south of Natchez, Mississippi, USA
Sometimes snuggled within my beautiful Kentucky quilts I think about why raindrop sounds please me so. Maybe it's because of their randomness. There is randomness in the time between their splashes and in how loud each splash sounds. There is a randomness in the quality of each splash sound, depending on whether the drop hits a leaf outside my window, the tin roof or the sodden ground.
Yet, all this randomness brings pure, fresh water, which is life-giving. Here Nature is saying "Do not fear the quality of randomness in itself, for it can be generous."
People living in houses so large and closed up that they cannot hear raindrops suffer a great loss. Yes, raindrop sounds minister to the spirit in important ways, and that is one good thing about this week's rains.
HAIKU FOR A RAINY DAY