"Tonight, I heard the rain.
Not an angry, raging storm.
A gentle, cleansing rain.
As I listened to each drop fall and connect with a space on the Earth, I knew that exact space was intended.
I listened as the rain washed the Earth of judgment and strife, anger, hatred, worry, remorse...
The nerves, the flesh, the bones.
I listened as the rain washed the sins that have taken place on her shores and on her lands for centuries.
Washed them clean.
And the Earth received each drop.
She welled up and sighed, "Thank you," as she breathed through lungs that haven't been this clear since the last gentle rain.
It's been a long time..."