Parrots and raindrops

This morning, the sun was out. Then suddenly, as is customary in The Caribbean, out of the blue comes the rain. It wasn’t a heavy downpour; more like that lovely 10-minute refreshing rain that sprinkles through windows, thumps on bright green banana leaves and ushers birds to treetops where they sound their voices while the shower passes.

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And now…the soft glow of the sun peers from behind the drifting clouds, to reveal the light that was never really gone…it just made way for showers of blessings in the morning.

Birdsongs are replaced by the sound of an enthusiastic weedwacker handler nearby, but the resonance of soft rain lingers in the atmosphere; the evidence of its short visit seen on the surface of leaves now drying in the open air.

As I write this, the sun is shining more brightly and warming up the day.

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Indra is a Barbados born writer, singer and publishing entrepreneur who started a blog that now reaches 60 destinations. She shares content management tips, refreshment reminders and interviews. The multilingual homecook works (mostly) from home after pressing pause on a life of travel. As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives joyfully with purpose, encouraging the overwhelmed, producing content for Joyful Life | Creative Career and hosting outdoor breathwork sessions for singers, busy CEOs & corporate teams. Follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and tropical vlogs.

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