Archive | August, 2013

Let It Rain!

20 Aug

This winter has been full of rainy days. It has been the best winter ever. I totally loved the cold grey days and the rain, especially on Sunday afternoons. And most of all, I love the smell of the rain. One of these odors, called “petrichor,” lingers when rain falls after a prolonged dry spell. Petrichor — the term was coined in 1964 by two Australian scientists studying the smells of wet weather — is derived from a pair of chemical reactions.

I enjoyed my drive from home to my office and back, with some nice music on. Sometimes, I would simply avoid the motorway and drive through Midlands – A lovely drive through the Hills and forest with twisty foggy windy roads and narrow tree-lined roads. It doesn’t matter if the rain makes me late, EVERYBODY will be late, so there’s no need to rush or worry. Mentally, I become more relaxed and my mind clears as the white noise surrounding me fills my brain and pushes away the usual concerns occupying my thoughts.

Let it rain!

I am a happier, brighter, more jolly person in the rain. I think it’s so peaceful. It’s like the world is getting a bath, washing away all the dust and dirt, and letting things get nice and soaked. There’s nothing more glorious than sitting in front of a fireplace with a good book, good music, a lovely sweater, and pouring rain.

I love the gloomy greyness of everything. I love flowers with drops of water on them. I love to jump in puddles, big deep, glorious wet puddles. I love the sparkle that everything gets from the water. I love the water spots on my car. I love the free carwash. I love the break in the rain when the sun shines through a sliver in the clouds, then disappears. I love the rainbows that are left behind. I love the thick fog like the kind I drove to Disneyland.

I love just standing in the rain. I love dawn in the rain and how nothing moves. I love how people have to keep their headlights on all day in the rain. I love sticking my face up and just letting the water fall into my mouth and all over my face. I love windy rains when the water splashes you in the face. I love walking on the cold sand of the beach in the rain.

After the rain clears, I feel as if the world has been washed clean: my car, the roads, the air, the sky… Everything becomes fresh again, vivid colors return to the surroundings, brightened by the removal of the environmental dust and pollution that has settled on the trees and scenery. The air is fresh and clean and invigorating thanks to the gloriously tranquilizing overdose of negative ions that ease tension and pressure, and leave me full of energy.

” We send down pure water from the sky. That with it We may give life to a dead land, and slake the thirst of things We have created,- cattle and men in great numbers. “  Surat al-Furqan, 48- 49)

So..Let it rain…