You know the expression “There’s a rainbow after every storm”? Or maybe “There’s a calm before the storm”? Those metaphors are some of my favourites, and not just because they go hand in hand with the song Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It took a long time for me to accept the fact that these saying are one-hundred percent true, and that things don’t stay awful forever.
“Yesterday, and days before, Sun is cold and rain is hard, I know; been that way for all my time. ‘Til forever, on it goes through the circle, fast and slow, I know; it can’t stop, I wonder.” These lines are basically saying that sometimes the rain comes down hard and for a long time, and a lot of people experience it that way. Now if you go back to the beginning of the song, you’ll hear the lyrics “Someone told me long ago There’s a calm before the storm, I know; it’s been comin’ for some time. When it’s over, so they say, it’ll rain a sunny day, I know; shinin’ down like water.” This applies to the “rollercoaster” theory. You know the one that talks about how things are bound to go up and down and up and down and up and down? The only way you’ll get back up, is if you have enough momentum built up from the way down, and the same applies to the other way around. You can’t expect to always get good and never get bad, and you can’t lock yourself in the mind frame that you’ll always get bad and never any good. That would be the fast track to a miserable life, because while you’re inside hiding from the rain that could come, you’re missing out on a beautiful sunny day.
Even if you seem to get a little rain on a sunny day, why not learn to dance in it? “I want to know, have you ever seen the rain comin’ down on a sunny day?” suggest that all days might not be perfect and that there may be a few rainclouds making their way in to block out the sun, but have you ever seen a storm that never actually ends? Don’t lose hope just because there seems to be a few rainclouds in the way. Keep your chin up, throw that umbrella to the side, and make the best of the rain until the sun comes back out again!
Hi! My names Hannah! There’s not much to say about me, aside from the old adage “I love to write” or “music is my passion!”. I’m basically just a die hard fan of old music and a firm believer that music will take part in healing the world. I graduate high school this year and I have absolutely no idea what direction my life will take me in but I’m trusting God and following His lead. I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to write a few guest posts and share a little about my passion! So grab a cup of tea, settle down, stay a while, and enjoy your read!