If you meet a sectary, or a hostile partisan, never recognize the dividing lines; but meet on what common ground remains,--if onlythat the sun shines, and the rain rains for both; the area will widen very fast, and ere you know it the boundary mountains, on which the eye had fastened, have melted into air.
Time was like the rain, glittering as it fell, changing the world, but something that could also be taken for granted. Until you love a mortal. Then time became gold in a miser's hands, every bright year counted out carefully, infinitely precious, and each one slipping through you fingers. Cassandra clare: what really happened in peru
Suttree stood among the screaming leaves and called the lightning down. It cracked and boomed about and he pointed out the darkened heart within him and cried for light. If there be any art in the weathers of this earth. Or char these bones to coal. If you can, if you can. A blackened rag in the rain.
It is the omnipresent rush of water which give the este gardens their peculiar character. From the anio, drawn up the hillside at incalculable cost and labour, a thousand rills gush downward, terrace by terrace, channeling the stone rails of the balusters, leaping from step to step, dripping into mossy conches, flashing in spray from the horns of sea-gods and the jaws of mythical monsters, or forcing themselves in irrepressible overflow down the ivy-matted banks.
As those who have seen jurassic park will know, this means a tiny disturbance in one place, can cause a major change in another. A butterfly flapping its wings can cause rain in central park, new york. The trouble is, it is not repeatable. The next time the butterfly flaps its wings, a host of other things will be different, which will also influence the weather. That is why weather forecasts are so unreliable.
... Everything seemed to him a uniform shade of gray- even the people! He had been unable to believe it could rain so much in one place, and so unceasingly. The damp had seemed to come up from the floors and into his bones, so that he'd thought he would eventually sprout mold, in the manner of a tree. "you do get used to it," he said "even if sometimes you feel as if you out to be able to be wrung out like a washrag." p 311
Wherever snow falls, or water flows, or birds fly, wherever day and night meet in twilight, wherever the blue heaven is hung by clouds, or sown with stars, wherever are forms with transparent boundaries, wherever are outlets into celestial space, wherever is danger, and awe, and love, there is beauty, plenteous as rain, shed for thee, and though thou shouldest walk the world over, thou shalt not be able to find a condition inopportune or ignoble.
The overseer wouldna speak to me of ian, but he told me other things that would curl your hair, if it wasna already curled up like sheep's wool." he glanced at me, and a half-smile lit his face, inspite of his obvious perturbation. "judging by the state of your hair, sassenach, i should say that it's going to rain verra soon now.
Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you're a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democrac and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.
I once lay in a white hospital for the dying and the dying self, where some god pissed a rain of reason to make things grow only to die, where on my knees i prayed for light, i prayed for l*i*g*h*t, and praying crawled like a blind slug into the web where threads of wind stuck against my mind and i died of pity for man, for myself, on a cross without nails, watching in fear as the pig belches in his sty, farts, blinks and eats.
Oooh, that was fun." "that does it," said jace. "i'm going to get you a dictionary for christmas this year." "why?" isabelle said. "so you can look up 'fun.' i'm not sure you know what it means." isabelle pulled the long heavy mass of her wet hair forward and wrung it out as if it were wet washing. "you're raining on my parade." "it's a pretty wet parade already, if you hadn't noticed." jace glanced around.
A library is many things. It's a place to go, to get in out of the rain. It's a place to go if you want to sit and think. But particularly it is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books. If you want to find out about something, the information is in the reference books---the dictionaries, the encyclopedias, the atlases. If you like to be told a story, the library is the place to go.