Wednesday, May 28
Songs About Rain
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?