A Spring Rain

It was a misty drizzle when I went for my run, Mother Nature looking as though she was just in her slip.

The temperature, in the high 40s, gave a glimpse of what’s to come, urging me to be hopeful, at least about the weather.

A spring rain was what occurred to me, meaning it was light and warm, nothing more than a backdrop, like the scenery of a play.

It made me think of three men I love: Abraham Lincoln, Bobby Kennedy and Bill Hicks.

When Lincoln was buried on May 4th, 1865, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, along with his youngest son Willie who had died of typhoid fever three years earlier, it was during what historians have called, a spring rain.

Bobby Kennedy, during his short campaign for president, paying his respects to Mr. Lincoln, knelt before his tomb to pray, bursting into tears.

While Bill was on the road, he too paid a humble homage to our 16th President, saying, he couldn’t quite explain how he felt, just that it was familiar, as though he had been there before.

In hindsight, when Bobby, in 1968, and Bill, 1994, made their unexpected exits, maybe Abe was on hand to greet them.

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SB

 

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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33 Responses to A Spring Rain

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, who can explain the connections we sometimes experience? People long gone often lived lives that continue to resonate.
    I may have told you this before, I count February first as the beginning of spring. It doesn’t matter if there are five feet of snow, I need to start the spring countdown for my own mental health. Luckily, I’m easy to fool.

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  2. Patricia says:

    I think we sometimes have an awareness of someone who rests with the Lord whether we knew them or not. Don’t know why that it is but it can be significant. As for the weather…it is just weird. Going to be near 80* today with rain for three days and possible flooding.

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    • Global Warming is not just a myth. Lincoln remains a light for so many reasons. He had no idea the influence he’d have. When Edwin Stanton said, now he belongs to the ages, it was prophetic in a way that I’m certain even he didn’t know.

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  3. Happy birthday to Abe on Feb.12th…let’s hope for our better angels.

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  4. Dale says:

    Some things are unexplainable and just are. It would be nice to call a rain in February spring-like. Not something we see up here in Quebec very often.

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  5. It sounds like it’s a very mild winter there this year. It’s been kind of that way too, alternating between winter and fall for a month or more now. Great thoughts on your three men. 🙂

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    • Today is Abe’s birthday. I’m going to read his First Inaugural, my favorite, and the Gettysburg Address, in memory of him. Did you know he wrote it on a napkin while riding the train to Pennsylvania from Washington? He was under the weather, also quite sad, still mourning the death of his son Willie, but had to attend. The reason they even had such an event was because, there were so many Union dead, as well as Rebs, who were still Americans even if they were fighting for the south, they had to be buried there, hence, the birth of Gettysburg National Cemetery, along with I believe 2 others. From my Abe file. 🙂

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  6. Sorryless says:

    The places our minds go when something as simple as a spring rain intrudes. And the people it brings back with it.

    In your case, three men who had a lot of mo to give this world. They didn’t get nearly enough time.

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  7. There have been many times in which I have read a blog post of yours and felt as if I knew you for an entire lifetime. I know a lot of that is because having read your book and all the posts, I have known a goodly portion of a lifetime. You are a special person and it’s really nice when I see the parts of you that I feel in me come out in a post. Thank you.
    Scott

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