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The rain in Spain doesn’t stay mainly in the plain

Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . .

. . . home.

. . . soil.

. . . rain.

Use those words in the title of your post.

“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain”, sang a duo joyfully Eliza Doolittle and her professor Higgins in My Fair Lady when she discovered she was able to pronounce beautifully the language of Shakespeare. But that’s not completely true. The rain in Spain stays mainly in the mountainous North where my home is. I realize that mountain doesn’t rhyme so well with rain like plain, and all is an innocent pun. Besides, I love the musical, I have the DVD of the film with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn playing the main characters and I know by heart some of the songs even the ones practically recited by Mr. Harrison.

“Damn, damn, damn, damn! I’ve grown accustomed to her face”, he sings at the end of the musical, and then explodes: “Marry Freddy! What an infantile idea. What a heartless, wicked, brainless thing to do. But she’ll regret it, she’ll regret it.” To finally recognize again “I’ve grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air, accustomed to her face.” I love the movie.

Back to the rain that doesn’t stay in the plain in Spain. As I said I live in the North humid and mountainous where we have frequent rain and even snow in winter. The price is the bad weather and hard winter we have to endure, but the reward is a fertile soil and a beautiful ever green landscape, with plenty of mountains and forests we enjoy.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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