October 30, 2015

it’s raining outside

I woke up today and it was dark in my bedroom. Normally by 7:45 the sun is up, but not today. Today the sky is covered by a swirling mess of gray gloomy clouds.

It is alternating between small showers and large drops. I had to use windshield wipers on my way to work. Clipping back and forth against the water falling from the sky. People in Texas don’t know how to drive in the rain, but on a day like today I can’t help but forgive them quickly.

Moody weather makes me feel comfortable. Calm. It makes me feel like moving a little slower. Like staying at home. On days where the rain falls you are allowed to spend a day indoors without the guilt of missing the incredible outdoors.

The rain reminds me of my childhood in the Pacific Northwest. Gray skies were normal and the sun was not. Playing soccer games through the pelting rain. Ponchos and rain jackets and umbrellas, but mostly always just choosing to go without.

Most days after I got home from school I would have to change my jeans because they were soaked up past my calf.

Attending college in Utah I was always surprised by the consecutive days of sun. And now Texas, the land full of Sun. But not today.

Today, blanketed by cloudy skies, Texas feels a little more like home.  

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  1. katherine

    Mmm, words. So good. Rain is my absolute favorite.

  2. Brissa

    This is absolutely beautiful. Amen to rainy days being perfect for staying home and not feeling guilty for not getting anything done. I feel the same about snowy days too. It's the gray skies. They're the best.