"Think of it: all that speech pouring down, selling
nothing, judging nobody, drenching the thick mulch of dead leaves,
soaking the trees, filling the gullies and crannies of the wood
with water... What a thing to sit absolutely alone, in the forest,
at night, cherished by this wonderful, unintelligible, perfectly
innocent speech,...the talk that rain makes by itself all over the
ridges, and the talk of the watercourses everywhere in the hollows!"
"Nobody started it, nobody is going to stop it. It will talk as
long as it wants, this rain. As long as it talks I am going to listen."