If it had a soundtrack…

Days Like These by Janis Ian

On days like these
When the rain won’t fall
And the sky is so dry that even birds can’t call
I can feel your tears disappearing in the air
Carried on the breeze
On days like these

It’s years like these
That make a young man old
Bend his back against the promises that life should hold
They can make him wise
They can drive him to his knees
And nothing comes for free
On days like these

But you can’t reap what you don’t sow
And you can’t plant in hollow ground
So let us fill this empty earth with hope
Until the rains come down

In lives like these
Where every moment counts
I add up all the things that I can live without
When the one thing left is the blessing of my dreams
I can make my peace
With days like these

And a month later, the magical rains fell – then stopped again, too soon.  Perfect days are just not meant to be forgotten.

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