These are stories in the rain

“When it's raining like this," said Naoko, "it feels as if we're the only ones in the world.  

“Thanks to the long days of rain,
the blades of grass glowed with a deep-green luster, and
they gave off the smell of wildness unique to things
that sink their roots into the earth.” 
Haruki Murakami

 A play on Jamie Beck “cinemagraphs:… totoro and halo in the rain.. 

“There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.
Whenever it rains you will think of her. ”
~ Neil Gaiman

 catmasutra cat art: In-between Love

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen...”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,
something complicated and hard to get.
Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter
when it rains - a cup of strong hot coffee
when you're blue; for a man,
a cigarette for contentment;
a book to read when you're alone -
just to be with someone you love.
Those things make happiness.”
~ Betty Smith