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The Memoirist

100-Word Memoir

Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain

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I woke up the morning after my first husband’s death to the sound of a gentle rain.

We lived in the woods where winter’s ground was blanketed with fallen leaves and the rainfall made two distinct sounds — the first as it hit the leaves and the second after it bounced and hit the leaves again. Without the dynamics of falling from the sky, the…

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