I love the rain. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I moved to Southern California where, even when we’re not in the middle of a severe drought, weather is not something that exists.
It’s very odd – the monotony of day to day life when the sky never changes. All I long for is weather like they have in England, or Ireland, although I’ve heard that it can get to be monotonous, as well. Maybe it’s that people just don’t fully enjoy the weather where they are? The grass is always greener I suppose….but when it rains the grass really is greener – so that must be better!
Whenver it’s raining, it’s a comfort. If I am working at home or watching a movie, it’s like I have a friend there with me. I do realize that sounds crazy, but that’s truly what it feels like. My thoughts go something like: “Hmmmm, this work I’m doing sucks right now, but at least it’s raining outside! That makes anything I’m doing inside a thousand times more awesome!”
Whenever it rains here, my first reaction is to run outside and dance – I look pretty crazy – just ask my roommates. It’s not just me, LA goes actually insane when it rains – it’s like the apocalypse is happening – and, I wish this was an exaggeration….
I know some people get sick of the rain, and maybe I would if I had it every day, but I just don’t think that would happen, unless there’s so much rain that it floods or puts people in danger – that’s never good! The rain brings something beautiful to the world. It brings an energy with it, an energy full of life that is felt everywhere and every place the rain touches. The earth is thankful for the water, and so are the people. And it even washes our cars – thanks cumulonimbus clouds!
Every time I look out the window and it’s sunny, all I can think is that life would be so much better if it was raining. Nothing sounds better than a good book, hot chocolate and a storm raging outside.
The rain brings healing to the world. It brings health and joy and change. We need the changing of the seasons, and the rain and snow. It helps us realize the passage of time, and how precious and delicate all life is.
So next time you’re cursing the world because it’s raining outside, or it’s been raining for weeks and it won’t stop, just remember that there are people out there like me, dancing in the rain! Maybe you would like to join us?
Let me know in the comments section how you feel about the rain and the snow! Do you love it like I do? Or are you sick of it? I would love to know! And, however you feel, perhaps sometime we could share some chocolate and watch the rain together!
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firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb 5, 2016 1:07 pm
Thanks again Jenna, and Siv, and ALL you “happiness” guys.
Jenna, I hope you got my note to you about your Great Gramma Lucielle Matthews/Pond/Gould’s ideas of rain and all forms of weather as “Just ANOTHER PERFECT KIND of each day’s weather . . . .” Happiness can be noted in so many ways . . . . I love the notes and music from all of New Equations — so thanks again!
Happy Gramma Pat
Siv RolandJan 29, 2016 7:31 am
Wow what a beautiful post! I so agree, the rain is really wonderful and healing. I would love to join you for chocolate and watch the rain I live in Norway and we have a lot of different weather here, and 4 very different seasons, you never wonder if it is summer, autumn, winter or spring, and that is so great, even if I sometimes get tired of freezing in the winter and all the rain in the autumn. Your blog post has reminded me about the beauty of the seasons and the magic of the rain. Thank you so much!
JennaJan 29, 2016 11:14 am
Oh, I would love to join you in Norway! Although I’m sure I would literally die of cold – I’m such a wimp after living in LA for so long! I hope someday we can sit by the fire and eat chocolate with a snow storm outside!