dance in the rain quote

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
—  Jonathan Carroll
She taught him
That love is pain.
Some days hit hard,
Like a hurricane.
She taught him,
How to be brave.
He no longer cries,
He dances in the rain
—  Tenari Ioapo
i am,
8 years old.
i am 8 years old and my sister is drawing. We do not have money enough for the rent and the groceries and the toys to live all together with us. So my sister is drawing;
in the margins of an old cookbook, her imagination finds release.
There is a recipe there about red tomatoes, needing the support of an onion, on a trampoline of fire. i memorize the ratios. my sister draws rainbows.
i am 20 years old,
i am 20 years old and
my house smells like rainbows.
well, not rainbows. officially, my house smells like sweet tomato simmering in biting onion with proud bell peppers. salt, pepper, a kiss of this, a dash of that. i have been making this for so long that i forget the numbers in cooking and only listen to the song of food.
officially, my house
smells like the acids burned away and left only the sweetness in the ingredients.
but, unofficially, my house smells like
rainbows.
—  B. Damani || on dancing in the rain
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
—  Jonathan Carroll

in another time

in another life

i was yours

truly

you held me

in your arms

laughing in the rain

we were dancing

slowly

the droplets
was falling smoothly

and quiet

we were mostly drenched

with the summer water

i couldnt have cared less

when

your sweet sweet voice

caressed my ears

your lips

rested against my forehead

you nose nuzzled in my hair

i breathed you

and only you

could make me feel

like nothing else

mattered

than just us two

in the rain

dancing