Rain on the sea


"Inside that darkness, I saw rain falling on the sea. Rain softly falling on a vast sea, with no one there to see it. The rain strikes the surface of the sea, yet even the fish don’t know it is raining.
Until someone came and lightly rested a hand on my shoulder, my thoughts were of the sea."

Haruki Murakami
"South of the Border, West of the Sun"

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37 Responses to Rain on the sea

  1. sanshan says:

    That totally captures the mood here today…except for the snow in the morning!

  2. Stardancer says:

    Very pretty, photo and quote.:up:

  3. gdare says:

    San, when it started to snow this morning, I couldn't believe. And now we are expecting even more of it :doh:Linda, exactly like that. Even though, when I went down to sea wall to make this photo, I wasn't having umbrella. I don't like them :PStar, Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite writers; "South of the border, west of the sun" was the first his book I read; the next book I will try to get from library is "1Q80" :yes:

  4. rose-marie says:

    The weather looks sucky, but the photo is beautiful!

  5. gdare says:

    Rose, it is better today. Yesterday morning was snowing, then it was dry for a while then started snowing again. Spring in Canada πŸ˜€

  6. spooksister says:

    Never fear Darko. That is not typical spring weather for Vancouver. I heard that the gulf stream that normally curves up to warm the lower Mainland at this time of year has shifted to the middle of Canada giving those people much deserved warm weather.

  7. gdare says:

    Sal, yes I noticed that. They had 25C in Winnipeg and 22C in Toronto and Ottawa yesterday. Some climatologist said it is typical for La NiΓ±a effect for USA and Canada. Anyway, they've said it will be nice weather for weekend :hat:

  8. SittingFox says:

    Such a strong atmosphere in both the picture and the quote.Well, it's somewhat frozen here in the prairies, but no more snow fell today. Hopefully I will be able to get into the park tomorrow, but we'll see.

  9. Aqualion says:

    Nice quote.The picture looks pretty much like watching the sea from where I am. I go two miles North and there's a coast line much like that, and in grey weather, it's exactly like what you have. Right at the moment weather is not grey at all in my parts. We have 15 – 18C and bright sunshine. It's been like that for almost a week. Little leaves are popping out on the trees, and the lemon tree in my window sill has small flower buds.I believe Summer is coming.

  10. gdare says:

    Adele, we have a nice morning today, bright and sunny, hopefully it will be like that for you too. Although, sometimes I forget how big this country is :left:Martin, we have flowers, plum and cherry trees are blooming but anyway, there was snow few days ago :irked: Yesterday too, but only on top of the mountains. My brother told me they have 24C in Belgrade today, amazing that it almost look like summer just a month and half after probably the coldest winter in last 30 years :faint:

  11. Words says:

    Beautiful picture and quote. :up:

  12. volkuro says:

    Great photo.Snow!? It's summer here! The world is upside down

  13. gdare says:

    Words, thanks :cheers:Louis, I know, 23C in Montreal couple of days ago :faint:

  14. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Even though, when I went down to sea wall to make this photo, I wasn't having umbrella. I don't like them :p

    Hmmm??? Interesting Smiley. Could it be you have the same opinion as some guy I used to work with? He once commented either that only girls use umbrellas … or real men don't use umbrellas. Then again, he was very opinionated on everything. Of course, I can't remember seeing Chuck Norris using an umbrella.

  15. gdare says:

    Carlos, they bother me, I don't like to have it in hand, I would rather have wet hair πŸ˜›

  16. Suntana says:

    Hey, in an emergency, it could double as a Battodo.Of course, being as tall as you are, you are no doubt more able to get from point A to point B when you run because of your bigger steps. Thus, you can get out of the rain more quickly. Then again, you can't just run and leave San behind to get wet.

  17. gdare says:

    San either don't care about rain or has an umbrella πŸ˜€

  18. studio41 says:

    beautiful excerpt to complement the lovely photo… nice.

  19. gdare says:

    Jill, thanks :happy:

  20. derWandersmann says:

    Darko, go out and get yourself a good-quality hat of the sort that everyone refers to as a "cowboy hat". Get the highest quality that you can, and the widest brim available, and get the shop to shape it to your liking … it's an umbrella/parasol that you wear, and if the quality is high enough, it sheds rain, snow, and sun perfectly. Stetson is the traditional brand, but there are others. If you suffer much in the heat, be sure to order it punched for a retaining string that you can put under your chin to hang the hat down your back if you're too hot. It's handy in the wind, too. There are waterproofing sprays that you can use on it, but a good quality fur felt will shed water perfectly well.Of course, you will get little children asking you "Are you a real cowboy?" Always answer "Yes; are you a real child?"Oh … sorry. Really nice shot!

  21. Aqualion says:

    Though, this would be the obvious choice…

  22. gdare says:

    πŸ˜† :lol:You know, I tried several types of hats but frankly, I look stupid in them. Not that I look very smart without it, though :whistle:

  23. derWandersmann says:

    Looks like something from the "Oz" stories … illustrations by John R. Neill.

  24. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    Of course, you will get little children asking you "Are you a real cowboy?" Always answer "Yes; are you a real child?"

    πŸ˜€ clever.Originally posted by Aqualion:

    Though, this would be the obvious choice…

    πŸ˜†

  25. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    Of course, you will get little children asking you "Are you a real cowboy?" Always answer "Yes; are you a real child?"

    For a second there I thought you were going to suggest Darko get his Six Shooter out, look the kid in the eyes and go, "The question you have to ask yourself is … Do I feel lucky? Well DO you KID?!" :insane:Don't do that, Darko. Well, unless it is a Six Shooter Water Pistol. Then you can squirt the kid in the face with water. Of course, the kid would then run crying to his Mom and his Mom would chew you out. So, I guess you're better off doing what dW said.

  26. gdare says:

    πŸ˜›

  27. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by Suntana:

    For a second there I thought you were going to suggest Darko get his Six Shooter out, look the kid in the eyes and go, "The question you have to ask yourself is … Do I feel lucky? Well DO you KID?!"

    It is a capital mistake to shoot a little kid; it causes no end of trouble. Don't ask me how I know that.BTW, what was YOUR name in the States?

  28. derWandersmann says:

    Damn, I love those Westerns of his!

  29. Suntana says:

    Clint Eastwood … Doesn't even need to speak to kick your ass in a debate.

    Hmmm??? I can just picture one of the USA Presidential Candidates reading this quote and trying to test it out. So, he shows up to a debate dressed like that and sporting a beard like that … and proceeds to not speak when it's his turn.

  30. Suntana says:

    What was MY name in the States?You mean before I became a famous, celebrity Blogger on MyOpera and had to go incognito to avoid the Paparazzi? Well, I can't just blurt out my real name. That would defeat the purpose of going incognito. But, I'll give you a hint. I don't even have to speak to kick anyone's ass in a debate.

  31. Aqualion says:

    I predict a shoot-out, Deputy Fearsome. See to evacuate Main Street before noon. Get all horses stabled. Tell the women to call home their kids and lock all doors. Then go clean up the cells. Go on, Bubba!

  32. gdare says:

    πŸ˜›

  33. Mickeyjoe-Irl says:

    It was lovely last week, but the weather has turned and there was even talk of snow (up in the hills, mind you) on the news tonight.

  34. gdare says:

    Spring is troublesome part of the year πŸ˜€

  35. MirabelaTM says:

    Beautiful excerpt Darko :up: Yes spring can be unpredictable.

  36. gdare says:

    When I saw how it all looked like that morning, the quote came to my mind naturally πŸ˜€

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