Today after our art meeting several of us went over to Carolyn Rondthaler's house to watch Kurosawa's movie: "Dreams". The first dream was about a boy who learns from his mother that he must stay home when the sun is shining and it is raining at the same time because "foxes get married in weather like this..and they get very angry if you see them." The boy disobeys and goes to watch the procession in the forest. This first dream of the movie ends without an answer. We wondered..did the foxes forgive the little boy for seeing their marriage? Kurosawa's dreams were sometimes grim...but even so... the imagery was so exquisite...all the darkest parts had to be accepted. (that's like life, isn't it).
Some time ago I had a blog discussion about sun shining through rain. I found out there are superstitions and sayings about it in every country.
Painting, Celeste Bergin, Sunny but raining, 2010, oil on 8 x 10 canvas panel