Saturday, February 28, 2009


It's raining today...sweet, nourishing, beautiful rain. I love the rain. I have loved it since I was a child. Most of my friends would be upset when it rained, but I would simply grab my raincoat and go outside. I'd hit every mud puddle. If it was warm enough, off came the rain boots and I would wade. Who needed an umbrella? Not me! Rain brought endless possibilities of play and turned our neighborhood playground into one big puddle. I absolutely LOVED it.

Maybe that's why one of my favorite movie scenes is Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain. I adore it so much! A couple of years ago, my dad bought me a little white bunny with a pink raincoat and umbrella...and when you squeeze his hand, he dances with the umbrella and sings Singing in the Rain. You see, my dad understands. He knows a good mud puddle when he sees one.

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain


KarenHarveyCox said...

What a glorious post! Gene Kelly dancing in the mother took me to see that movie when I was a little girl. She said that I tried dancing in the puddles all the way home. Thank you for a walk down memory Lane.


Miss Jen said...

Simply wonderful!
I absolutely LOVE rain as well!!!!
Oh....and "Singing in the Rain?!"
Well, just don't get me's probably one of my favorite movie musicals ever!!! How many times I have danced to those beloved numbers would be impossible to count. In fact when the song started playing on your blog.... I started dancing to it again. You probably can tell by now how much I love to dance?! Paula, thank you for this great post.... it brightened my day and broke me into a lovely dance as well. What could be better?!! Hugs, to you dear friend!!!

Many Blessings~Miss Jen

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love curling up with a good book (or magazine) on a rainy day with a pot of tea while the rain pitter patters outside. As a child I used to run and jump in the puddles with water splashing everywhere. Thanks for stirring up such a lovely memory:)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I agree on the playing in the rain! I run almost every day and running in the rain is just fine with me! I have been thinking about you in the past few days. I have a road trip planned to Arkansas next Friday. My son wants to move back there..wondering if I am passing your town!

Lady Laurie said...

That is one of the best movie dance scenes ever!

I love a nice gentle summer rain ~ and I like splashing in the puddles too!
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!