Tell us about it Gene......
Not only do I love "Singing in the Rain" the movie, but watching the rain come down (and playing in it!) are such a soothing balm to me. Not that I particularly needed soothing today, but rain can be such a blessing. After all, it helps our gardens to grow and it makes the air clean and fresh (especially handy when you live in the city!)
Somehow, watching the rain come down makes me feel renewed, in a sense. I have always loved cool spring and fall days of misting rain, gusting downpours and pearly gray skies. Don't get me wrong, I love a good blue sky as much as the next gal, but it doesn't thrill me as much as the cloudy ones do.
The cars and trucks rushing past my window (I work on a fairly busy street) kick up fine sheets of water and the sound of wheels seemed muted and hushed....certainly a lot more peaceful and quiet than usual. Its sort of like entering the library after being stuck in honking, frustrated traffic jams....the peace and calm just enfolds you like a sheltering blanket.
Maybe its because I feel a little more isolated on days like today....the rain harbors us each in our own little encapsulating island....our own private Fortress of Solitude. You know the rest of the world is out there, it just seems a little more removed. I am certain I have mentioned this numerous times before, but I prefer a bit of solitude in my life...I'm just not getting it lately.
Regardless of what it is, I certainly feel cleansed and refreshed......
Oh what a feeling!