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Saturday, October 01, 2005

RAIN

It rained the other night. The dusty smell of the rain as it hit the ground reminded me of my Grandfather's farm. I remember the cold mornings after a rain when everything was quiet and it felt like the world was mine to explore.

I miss those days, seems like they were lifetimes ago. Someday I would like to have land, just to have it. My own place where I can be alone and still find adventure. I think that the kid in me would like that very much.

15 comments:

Pebble said...

Heck... the adult in me would love it!

Chris said...

Hehe, I guess I'm sort of still a kid (19), but I too would like to have place to call my own one day.

Take care of yourself.

Peace,
Chris
"I wish the world was run by love, and absolutely nothing more."

Anonymous said...

Hi -
Wishing you and your comrades all the best.
The desire for land ownership - do you remember the Chinese farmer in Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth" (Pulitzer Prizewinner about 65-years ago) - whose main objective in life was to buy more agricultural land? It's a cosmic preoccupation, and a good one.
Cheers,
TB

Anonymous said...

You are right, their is something about the smell of rain on land that is "homey", or seeing a fruit or vegetable grow in the garden (in my case) that brings the farmer out in you.

I hope you stay safe so that you can come home to see things grow with your family & share it with the kids (they love watching things grow from seeds).

Anonymous said...

I remember all that and what a sweet adventure it was and at 55 the experience is so vivid that just reading your blog I can smell the rain on the farm and the goodness it brings to life. You and your sister loved the adventure of the farm in Wyoming.

PJ said...

So did I!!!

aikane said...

Me too. I grew up on a farm and loved the sound of rain on the tin roof of the barn, the smell of fresh hay in the hay loft....

I hope you own lots of land one day. I think you will.

Jana Lane said...

I'm very glad to know there times you can enjoy good memories. Keep safe.

Anonymous said...

We like your ideas, and hope you are able to get home safely. This comment comes from a class at Marta Valle Secondary School in NYC. Peace out.

zero said...

To the author I think that you have some great ideas for the future. You may see that land of yours one day. I hope you see it. I understand some of what you are talking about. Like when you say “I think that the kid in me would like that very much.” It means you haven’t lost touch with the child in you. There are many who have lost that part of them and I hope I don’t lose that part of me. Sense well I have been trying to get it back over the years. There are more then one reason that I think that you may be the best person over there, but I don’t know them.

honeyb_fly said...

*i'm only 17 & a senior in high school. for my night school class, we were reading soldier blogs & yours really got to me. i hope you & everyone else is safe & that you all come home soon. God Bless*

Hurria said...

honeyb_fly, have you also read Iraqi blogs for any of your classes? If not, why not? If so, which ones? I recommend Riverbend, A Family in Baghdad, Raed in the Middle, A Star from Mosul (written by a teenaged girl), and A Family From Mosul for starters.

Amy said...

Stay safe and God Bless!

PubliusK said...

Thank you, Hurria. I have bookmarked all of your suggestions and will indeed read them.

Ben said...

great website... here is a article I had to write for a class about the rain. check it out if you get a chance. it is quasi-army related.

http://zenben.blogspot.com/2005/02/walking-in-rain-part-i.html