The richness of the rain

The English climate on full display at the Tower of London, August 2005

The English climate on full display at the Tower of London, August 2005

“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:

No life without rain

A special note to Alan: I thought of you when I re-posted this, given your recent comments on Chesterton! The link above shows how many people agree with you about this remarkable man.

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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