“AFTER THE RAIN ….”

This spring, it has rained a lot in Nice.  More than I remember last year, or the year before.  Being from Los Angeles where it seldom rains, I enjoy rainy days.  But, last week, it rained every day. Ugh. Cabin fever, galore.  By Friday, I was walking, no matter if I got drenched.  And, true to form, it rained off and on that day.  But, during the morning, the rain was more off than on.  YES!  Fresh air.  Rough seas.  Interesting skies.  SO, out of bed and out the door for an “after the rain” photoshoot! Everything looked clean. Trees, bushes, flowers, sidewalks – what to shoot first. It all glowed. Everything had a different look.  Few people out.  No matter.  Some cafes open, most are closed.  For the first mile to the port, I walked, breathing in and out – filling my lungs with the delicious air.  Once I got down the hill from Place Garibaldi to the Port, time to go to work.  Out came the camera.  I even had my recharger in case I needed extra battery.  Get ready, Jayspeakblog, photos are on their way!  Now, I took a lot of pictures, but these are some of my favorites, along with the Nickleback Lyrics to “After the Rain” – my favorites.
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All of your life has been rambling, scurrying
Take your time rather than hurry
Never too late to write the rest of your story
Remember to breathe or else you’re gonna be sorry
Life’s no race, it’s a companion
Always face with reckless abandonment
A ticket to life as the mother once told me
Stick with your pride and you’re gonna be lonely.”
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“Everybody says that life takes patience
But nobody wants to wait
Everybody says we need salvation
But nobody wants to be saved
The light in the tunnel is just another runaway train
The blue skies we wait on
Are gonna have to come after the rain.”
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“Spend your days happy and grateful
Avoid the taste of wanting and wasteful
Every good thing will come in moderation
Envy and greed will only lead to frustration
Choose your friends, carefree and kindly
Choose your words, careful and wisely
Always be there to lend a comforting shoulder
One will be there to share a day when you’re older (a day when you’re older)”.
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“Everybody says that life takes patience
But nobody wants to wait
Everybody says we need salvation
But nobody wants to be saved
The light in the tunnel is just another runaway train
The blue skies we wait on
Are gonna have to come after the rain.”
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“Old mistakes committed upon us
Always take a toll on the conscience
Every regret is a gift that you live with
Never forget to remember forgiveness.”
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“Everybody says that life takes patience
But nobody wants to wait
Everybody says we need salvation
But nobody wants to be saved
The light in the tunnel is just another runaway train
The blue skies we wait on
Are gonna have to come after the rain.”
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“Gonna have to come after the rain (rain, yeah)
Gonna have to come after the rain (rain)
Rain, yeah
Rain
Gonna have to come after the rain.”
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Nickleback Lyrics
Songwriters: Ali Tamposi / Chad Kroeger / Chris Baseford / Daniel Adair / Mike Kroeger / Ryan Peake
After the Rain lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Reservoir Media Management Inc.
Best,  Jay and Missy
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Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

One thought on ““AFTER THE RAIN ….”

  1. Hello Jay & Missy,
    Another great post. I needed to be cheered up because we are having rain and more rain. On Top of that, it’s 38 degrees and I have the heat on awhile and then it’s 80 degrees and here comes the air . Ugh!

    I’m so happy you have Missy, she will keep you hopping. Dolly is outside catching bugs and I must bring her in.

    Until next time,
    Marie 😻

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