Some Rain Will Fall

“Into each life some rain must fall” is a line I grew up hearing, then repeating, then thinking about now and then so I searched for its origin. It is a song title repeated throughout lyrics penned by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher and popularized by singer Ella Fitzgerald. That is my connection. Mom played the radio often so I am sure I heard it frequently in my early youth at naptime and later from records on the stereo. 

“Into each and every life some rain has got to fall.” We can’t escape periods of sadness and despair. There are times when we wonder “too much is falling in mine” or in the lives of friends and neighbors. 

“But when I think of you, another shower starts” exemplifies remembering a loss or a tragedy. If we didn’t love deeply, we wouldn’t hurt deeply. I don’t want to ponder living without loving as a way to avoid pain. “Into each heart some tears must fall.”

“Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts.”

We must move on to experience the extraordinarily ordinary routines that bind us and encourage us to be patient for the rains to end, for “some day the sun will shine” and we will experience the joy and beauty in its brightness and warmth. 

“I know that someday the sun is bound to shine” so for now I will watch for rainbows, admire vivid redbuds and dogwoods glowing against a darkened sky, enjoy the songs that nature sings and trust in the hope the Son’s resurrection brings. 

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About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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