Thursday, April 21, 2011

There's No Such Thing As Too Much Rain

 Seattle Skyline

Yesterday was the umpteenth day in a row that it has either rained or snowed.  

While I am done with snow for the year (give me a white Christmas and I'm pretty much good to go), I do love the rain and don't remember a time, ever, that I wanted it to stop.

Rain makes me feel nurtured and alive.  Just before the showers come, the sky closes in and everything gets dark, as if Mother Nature is announcing some dramatic event that only she can truly appreciate.  

Perhaps that is why all of my adult life, I have fantasized about the Northwest.  Seattle is The Place on earth I most want to live for a variety of reasons; the city, the water, the history and the grittiness.  

But it's the constant rain that truly resonates with my heart and soul.  Smells of wet concrete, dripping leaves and a damp mustiness call forth another time, other lives and my own unfinished drama.

Even though it rains almost daily in Seattle, each time the sky clears, all that is below it pulsates with life.

The Emerald City, indeed.

Mom also loved dark, rainy days.  It's one of the quirks that we shared, which I also share with my son, JD.  On many such days, one of us will text simply to say 'I'm thinking of you on this black, rainy day and hope you're enjoying it, too.'

Yesterday marked fourteen months since Mom died.  I hope she enjoyed the beautiful rain.

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  1. I didn't know you were in Seattle dear. I live in Snohomish. I get depressed by too much of the rain and it wreaks havoc on my RA and fibro but it does make for gloriously rich and beautiful summers.I moved up here from Cali to raise my girls about 11 years ago but my mama was a big reason because she lived here.
    I adore the Queen of my heart and she loves the rain here, calls it "liquid sunshine" WTF! lol I don't know what I would do without her and I'm sorry for your loss.
    I'm sure she does enjoy every good thing that you do and takes peace in your happiness no matter how small.
    Be well<3

  2. That was poignant. I love it!

  3. I'm totally with you on the limitless rain thing. I love living in the PNW because of the rain.

  4. Hi Tamara*J - I don't live in Seattle...yet. But it's my dream and it will happen one day. For now, it's a place we love to go as often as possible. I love 'liquid sunshine!'

    Thank you for your kind thoughts.

  5. Hi Joan - thanks for your comment. Are you a rain lover, too?

  6. Diana, hello! Glad you love the rain - it's such a waste on those who long for blue, sunny skies! I read about your recent trip to Seattle, which sounded great. Thanks for your comment!

  7. i love the rain it relaxes my mind and body with the dripping melody of the raindrops falling onto th street and sidewalks especially the windows....that's why i wanna move there so badly



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