Consider the Raindrop

Photo Credit: Duncan Steele-Maley

Consider the raindrop,

falling to earth, singular and newly formed,

carrying millennia of history, information, and form in its molecules.

Consider the raindrop,

nourishing soil, growing plants and animals.

creating, feeding, and cleansing all life.

Consider the raindrop,

tumbling into cracks and crevices,

following millions of raindrops through

unmarked paths carved into the landscape over centuries.

Consider the raindrop,

giving itself in communion with a trickle before

tumbling into a river that

rolls into an estuary and

co-mingles with the ocean.

Consider the raindrop,

entering your body as water, food, creation or inspiration,

filling you with life and possibility.


Consider the thousands of raindrops that are in you.