To touch the cup with eager lips and taste,

not drain it;

To woo and tempt and court a bliss—

and not attain it;

To fondle and caress a joy,

yet hold it lightly,

Lest it become necessity

and cling too tightly;

To watch the sun set in the west

without regretting;

To hail its advent in the east

—the night forgetting;

To smother care in happiness

and grief in laughter;

To hold the present close

—not questioning hereafter;

To have enough to share

—to know the joy of giving;

To thrill with all the sweets of life

—is living.

(author unknown)


Raindrops are Falling

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

~B J Thomas


It is raining here.  No kidding!  I just returned from the store and the above song came to mind.  Remember that movie a long time ago, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  This song came from that movie and plays in the background while Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) rides around on a bicycle in the rain.

Well…I got to thinking…again…

And…I was wondering…

Does a person get wetter while walking in the rain or by running in the rain?  Yes, I know the question is frivolous, but I’m a wonderer and this is what I wondered today…so far.  I would love and appreciate some answers on this most important, pertinent but flimsy, quirky question.  So if you have a spare moment or two, please offer your viewpoint.

Today is for levity, so lighten up and smile! 


©Jeanne E Webster