Crying is Like the Rain

Wise words from this children’s book, “Feelings are like the weather, they come and they go. Well, if feelings are like the weather, then crying is like the rain. Sometimes people wish the rain wouldn’t fall...and sometimes people think crying means something is wrong....but when it’s needed, the rain always comes. And after the rain pours down, the earth feels fresh and new.”

The author goes on to describe how feelings of worry, upset, scared, and lonely might manifest and literally feel within a body. Her words give weight to unseen emotions, their physical effects, and vivid descriptions of how emotions might feel inside; like a tornado, red hot lava, a storm, a tidal wave—tangible images kids can visualize and understand.
“Feelings aren’t meant to be kept inside. They’re meant to be felt, to flow through is like rainwater.”


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