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All participants are sharing stories about moments in their lives, writing
every day for the month of March 2021.
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It's a drizzly rainy spring day, all day long, soft rain is falling, nothing I can do about it. Just sit back and savor. What is it about certain kinds of rain that seem to heighten both color and sound? Seriously. I can hear the rain so clearly. The cardinals, robins, mourning doves - all are brighter. They are chirping louder, too. Truly, they are also busier, bustling about - bathing themselves in puddles, diving at readily-available worms, hopping about in the trees.
This is a day that begs to be noticed. It catches my attention in that way that adult whispers made me look up and listen when I was a child - what's going on?
Things are changing, that's what.
Things to do in the rain -
- walk through mud
- raise my face to the clouds, laugh at the way it feels
- jump over a puddle
- head to the creek and watch the water swirl
- look for water birds, like the great blue heron
- chat with the guys who are out fishing
The puddles are bursting with reflections - check out this one from my walk earlier (who was I with?).
Things to do when I get home -
- change into dry clothes and slippers
- heat up the tea kettle
- make a batch of blueberry muffins
- sit near a window
- read a book
A few years ago, my husband and I spent spring break in Edinburgh, Scotland, where our youngest son was spending a college semester. This day reminds me so of that trip! We spent every day in our raincoats, we spent every day having so much fun. Yes, this is an Edinburgh day! How awesome is that?
"Don't threaten me with love baby. Let's go walking in the rain."
- Billie Holiday