Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Singing in the Rain

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!


Corine said...

...love that movie! :D

mywest said...

Sounds great for you but I don't want more than one day at a time...I need the sun with the rain just to break up things...anyway enjoy it while you can.

♥Miya said...

I like it when it rains too, but come ON weather... why is it that every time this week that it's been warm and sunny, I run in to change into shorts, grab a blanket and a book, and I'm outside tanning for less than ten minutes before it starts to rain? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

OK admittedly it's only happened twice this week but still.

Shawna said...

Corine- yeah, its a great movie.

Mywest- with all of your projects its not wonder you look forward to the sunny days! Can't wait to see the house for myself.

Miya- its Mother Nature's way of telling you its not healthy to tan :D