rainy day dreaming

This morning I open my eyes and roll over to find I’m joined by a rainy day and the lull of its gentle conversation.  As always I want to keep it to myself – I don’t want to have to share it with the mechanical goings on of the work day.  I want to walk in it at my leisure and absorb its smell and energy into my body. 

I want to watch it lazily from a window as it provides sustenance to the vegetation and washes the streets and sidewalks.  I want to cook in the glow of the stove light while I enjoy the sound of it falling outside and the deepened, bluish/greenish atmosphere closing around like a protective hug. 

I think of rainy day jobs and creative activities and the pleasure and satisfaction we find in those things because the rainy day has given us an excuse to stay in and do them.  I think of certain past lovers and how we dreamt of rainy days together, lolling about, talking, sipping tea, reading the paper and those other things lovers do so well together. 

There’s something in a rainy day that slows my wheels a notch – and as I head out the door this morning I’m wishing I could have this rainy day for my very own.  Or better perhaps – to share with someone else.




  1. Reply
    trousers October 5, 2010

    Yes to all that. The rain is lovely to be indoors to, or under glass to: that feeling of being insulated, cocooned, and yet able to experience the smells and sounds of the rain. Or to be out in it, doing non-work things, and enjoying the pleasure of getting soaked through to the skin.

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    Susannah October 5, 2010

    So beautifully written Jennifer, it pulled me in and wrapped around me and made me think and feel differently about rainy days….thank you for that.

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    Susannah October 5, 2010

    Jennifer, perhaps you might like to join in here – http://isawsunday.blogspot.com/ it was something I had been doing over at the streaming now for the last few weeks but decided that it was changing the focus of that blog too much so I moved it. (I know, I know, another new blog (rolls eyes) LOL – I think I may need therapy!).
    If you fancy linking in on a Sunday it would be really good to see you. 🙂

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    Marilyn October 5, 2010

    Such a soothing, settling rainy day post – I like it and your photos of course.

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    Selma October 5, 2010

    There is definitely peace to be found in a rainy day. I often feel like it is a gossamer cloak wrapping itself around me – soothing and tranquil. Such a lovely post!

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    Mama Zen October 5, 2010

    Oh, this is lovely and peaceful!

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    lisahgolden October 5, 2010

    This is such evocative writing. I read it on a sunny day and I could still feel the rain.

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    Yes, all that too! 🙂

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    Thank you Susannah!

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    Thanks Marilyn – now if only today had turned out as soothing as the post!

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    Oh, gossamer cloak = wish I’d said that! 🙂

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    aw thanks MZ!

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    I’m honoured you should say pal!

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    Jennifer October 5, 2010

    Thanks Susannah – I’ve checked it out! Sounds like the focus of my blog already, haha! I’m prompting myself with this idea every day. 🙂 Good luck with it, I’m sure it’ll take off, and I’m looking forward to checking in on the responses!

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