The richness of the rain
“The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend.”
— Douglas Coupland
“…I will praise the English climate till I die—even if I die of the English climate.”
— G. K. Chesterton
As much as I love the sunshine, I have to admit that I also love rain — just occasionally, and preferably if I don’t have to be out in it too much. I agree with Coupland’s thought that it creates a feeling of safety and protection, as long as it’s not accompanied by lashing winds that get me soaking wet and chilled to the bone. In the warm weather (which I hope will be here soon) I love walking under an umbrella in the soft rain. Staying indoors with a cup of tea and a good book is even more appealing.
Almost everywhere, springtime brings some rainy days. I hope you will find in the rain what Coupland found: the healing comfort of a friend.
Happy birthday today to a very special person who has always loved rainy days!
One year ago today: