Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunshine Almost Always Makes Me High

When we were kids mom told us to listen to the elves dancing on the roof whenever it rained. To this day I love the sound of rain. I like everything about rain. I like watching and listening to the rain. I like being inside when it rains and I love walking to work in the rain. So it is good that I live in Seattle where one gets wet many days of the year. Truth be told however, walking in the rain with hood up and head down is not very neighborly. We walk fast to our destinations, rarely connecting with others who are doing the same thing.

But give us a sunny day or the promise of a sunny hour and the streets fill with friendly happy Seattlites strolling cheerfully and greeting friends and strangers. One of the greatest benefits of living in this rainy place is the absolute joy that fills the city when the sun does actually shine. Rainlovers have a deep deep appreciation for the sun...and today was APPRECIATION DAY!


One Woman's Journey said...

I had 2 days of glorius sun.
I am right there with you!!!!
Yes, I also love the rain, especially on a tin roof.

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Tourist said...

Good one ... lot of emotion in there :-)

By the way, which part of the world is Seattle ... Kindly accept my apologies for the ignorance ... thanks ... have a nice day


miruspeg said...

I loved reading your mothers words "listen to the elves dancing on the roof whenever it rained", must tell my little friend Joseph that story.

I have a short "bucket list" and one of the items on it is to dance in the day soon I hope. :)