Friday, April 14, 2006

Rain on Good Friday

"It always rains on Good Friday. It's because God is sad." So one of my neighbors told me when I was sixteen and I had made some remark about the rotten weather we were having during Holy Week.

I was skeptical. This was at the time my family was living in England and it occurred to me, (though I was polite enough not to say so to her), that rain there on any Friday in April was a pretty good bet.

Life went on. I did notice that it rained on Good Friday almost every year. Still, climate seemed to be the best explanation. I lived in Ohio and New York where rainy springs are commonplace. Then I spent 15 years in the Pacific Northwest. Enough said.

This is my first Good Friday in Southern California--land of endless sunshine. It's pouring.

11 comments:

peripateticpolarbear said...

It rained here, too.

cheesehead said...

Wasn't there a bad song in the 70's about this subject?

"It never rains in California, but girl let me warn ya, it pours...man it pours!"

Lorna said...

It was dismal in Finland too. Though not actually raining - more like being IN the rain cloud.

Easter Sunday it's brighter and there was a blue sky earlier - though it's a bit overcast again now.

Come on Spring. I'm so tired of winter! Actually I'm so tired.

mis_nomer said...

It poured here in Singapore too.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

No rain here.....but we sure do need it.

SpookyRach said...

it was certainly dry and barren here. sort of like you might feel when someone dies.

LutheranChik said...

I hate to be the one whose weather defies the hypothesis, but...after a cloudy morning, the sun came out and it was dry as a bone in mid-Michigan.

RuthRE said...

It was cloudy all day...and get this....was an full on downpour at the peak of our Tenebrae service...when everything else was dead silent....

*chill*

Anonymous said...

I believe it is called the "Pathetic Falisy".
God is crying on Good Friday over he death of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

God isnt sad. Its to remind us that Jesus died on the cross on this day. Why would God cry?

Anonymous said...

Mexico City here; it did not rain this year, but the sky turned grey after 3PM, after a morning of really intense sun. Happens every year