Day 23 Rain: Haibun Journey — View from my Window

A quiet rain falls outside my window. On the driveway are rainbow swirled puddles from my oil leak, or perhaps they are from your leaking brake fluid. It seems everything leaks today. The leaking gutter plays a pretty little drum beat on the ground below my window in contrast to the plipitty plip annoying sound of the faucet. Tears leak again, as I think about my friends who I’ll see at church today and their great loss. But still, I am thankful that we have rain, thankful for running water. Thankful for so many friends who will help shoulder this loss. Thankful that God has not forsaken me.

gentle rainfall 
mixture of sorrow and gratitude 
release