Wednesday, May 28

Songs About Rain

It's been a really, really long winter here. Like just about every where north of, oh, Missouri or so. So when the temperature gauge left 60 behind a week ago I rejoiced. Put all the coats and long pants in Rubbermaid storage boxes and sent them up to the attic. BRING ON SUMMER, I say!

But a funny thing happened late last night and early this morning: it started to rain. I think the Earth actually sighed when it started because it's been a soft, gentle rain and not a monsoon. And there's not a hint of 32 degrees so the ground can actually soak it all up.

There is nothing like the sound of rain on a rooftop for me. I love it - even more if the roof is tin, but I'll take rain on my shingles this time around. There is a rhythm to it, a melody almost, that soothes and excites. Watching for 'lightnin' sharks' as bebe calls them is a fun pastime.

Rainy days are some of my favorite, especially for writing. Something about that raindrop rhythm helps me focus and brings out new twist and turns and ideas. And, unlike sunny days when I might question those changes, on rainy days I just go with them and see what happens. I think I might do that today. I can't be the only one who likes rainy days for creativity - just think about all those great rainy-day-love songs out there... Here's one of my favorites, from Gary Allen (who makes me all *happysigh*):



Do you like rainy days for creative projects? Or are sunny days better options?

11 comments:

  1. I love rainy days. I'm not sure they do much for my creativity, but they're great movie-watching ones! :-)

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    1. movie watching, book reading ... today I'm in Revision/Editing Land so I'm going to *make* it a good work day, too, Liz! :D

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  2. As much as I love sunshine, I really love the way the sun reflects off gray clouds and spring green trees after a rainstorm. It's a great color scheme.

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    1. so true, Gemma, thanks for visiting today!

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  3. I love, love, love rainy days! For all the reasons you said!

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  4. I can relate to absolutely everything in this post, Kristina! I'm in Michigan so I'm with you on the long winter and then the rain! So ready for summer. But, rainy, stormy days are my favorite days to write. Especially when we get a good thunderstorm. My muse really talks to me on those days :) Great post-and put on those sandals, the weather is gorgeous this week!

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    1. thanks for visiting, Jennifer! Here's to a long, hot (and sometimes thunderstormy) summer!

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  5. You know I love me a good rain :) If I didn't I'd have to move or something. I will open my patio door on a particularly stormy day so I can hear it on the cement. Or if I'm at work, I'll go up to the door to watch the rain pound the pavement. Unfortunately the last couple of good storms have happened while I'm at work--no time to write then :(

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    1. aw, that is the worst, isn't it? I hate it when I can't enjoy the rain!

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  6. I love the rainy das for creativity. If it's too sunny, I want to be out and about!

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