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  • Can we map our emotions and experience to physical landmarks? Can a stone hold anger, sadness, joy, time? Can a valley contain confusion and only that?

    The answer is, of course, no. But perhaps, in a certain point in our time-space-continuum, we can stop and agree that one stone can hold all the sorrow of the world. Even if it's just for a second.

    And this, my little ducks, is where rain comes from!

    You see, above the clouds is a world full of pebbles and the clouds... well they're their ocean. We're just a big CloudOcean. It's really true. And when there's too much sorrow in the world and the one designated celestial stone can no longer hold it in, well then it rains.

    What's that? Oh it's true, it's always raining somewhere isn't it. Yes, that's a rhetorical question. It means that I'm not really asking your opinion, I'm just saying what I want to say but it sounds like a question... doesn't it. Anyways, so this rain. You think it's happening at the same time, but it's not. There is ALWAYS a millisecond of difference from when the rains start. The release of sadness can continue simultaneously but only ONE stone can hold all sorrow of the world at a time... remember? We just agreed on this.

    And the rain itself? So many questions little ducks! No, it's not sad at all. Sometimes it makes trees grow.


    Image: "Turn Around" Nepal, 2011 by Smriti Keshari
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