Summer Rain Mixed Media

Summer Rain is a mixed media piece I created to visually express a song I wrote after visiting Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida.

Summer Rain Mixed Media

Kay brought out their photo albums, and we reminisced those early years when we danced together in SITCO, Samaritan Inn Theatre Company, an international performing arts group located in Amsterdam, Holland. The theatre company we traveled with toured Europe and the United States. We performed on the streets, in amphitheaters, and were even filmed in a professional studio. 

Sarasota’s summer rain reminded me of those rainy summers in Amsterdam so many years ago, and a season of my life that filled with innocence and delight. Here’s a photo of me dancing in Kay and Barry’s wedding.

 

As I contemplated the years in between my early twenties and now, the song, Danced in Summer Rain, seeped out of my soul:

Danced in Summer Rain

I’m going back down that lonely road again

Back to those good times before they all turned sad

I’m going back to that place before the shame

When a young girl danced in summer rain

Chorus

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

I love you but I hate you just the same

Cause I need you to wash away this pain

I’m going back to those times so long ago

Back to the friends who never let me down, down, down

When life was full of hope and everyone could change

And a young girl danced in summer rain

Chorus

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

I love you but I hate you just the same

Cause I need you to wash away the blame

Bridge

Washing away all that I am today

Until the memories shine through

And teardrops form in prisms of my pain

Cause summer rain you brought me here again

Chorus

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

Sweet summer rain

I love you but I hate you just the same

Cause I need you to wash away this pain

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