Why Fire & Rain?

After a lengthy period of scribbling down lots of potential names and picking my lovely friends’ brains there came the moment when it became clear that Fire & Rain is THE ONE. The only one that feels absolutely right…. It’s connected to the elements, to nature.

Fire & Rain is the title of my fiance’s favourite James Taylor song which he often played on his guitar….and probably also James Taylor’s best known song…it’s about loss and surviving through troubled times….it has something deeply comforting.


Listen to one of my favourite versions here 

Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone.
Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.
I walked out this mornin’, and I wrote down this song;
I just can’t remember who to send it to.

I’ve seen fire, and I’ve seen rain.
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend,
But I always thought that I’d see you again.

Won’t you look down upon me Jesus?
You gotta help me make a stand.
You just got to see me through another day.
My body’s achin’, and my time is at hand.
I won’t make it any other way.

Been walkin’ my mind to an easy time,
My back turned towards the sun.
Lord knows when the cold wind blows,
it’ll turn your head around.

Well there’s hours of time on the telephone line
to talk about things to come:
Sweet dreams and flying machines
in pieces on the ground.

{James Taylor Fire & Rain}

One thought on “Why Fire & Rain?

  1. Love James Taylor. This song came on the radio as we were driving after our 23 year old past on and we had to stop the car and recover. So sorry about you fiancee.
    I am looking for a retreat for people who are grieving as Tom Zuba is coming over to Scotland next year to give a few talks. Maybe I can send you some information when we are certain of the dates.

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