Peach State says: Rainy Days are Wonderful Days!
Here we are! Another rain soaked day is just outside my window. There is a thick layer of a ghostly fog floating against the brown grass in my yard. The flag moves gently, in the slight breeze, shaking the tiny rain drops from their resting spot. The cars splash by on their daily course leaving tread marks against the wet asphalt. “Rainy Days are Wonderful Days!”
I am not crazy to feel this way…I am relieved to have this scene in January. It beats the sun shinning brightly and the temperature in the 60-70 range. The rainy, foggy day gives the onlooker the wintry feel and the opportunity to excuse yourself from outside activities. I was going to walk the track at the park close by but, I should stay home and catch up on household duties. This is a perfect day to put on my music, of choice, and whisk through the house making the best of what time I have. There are times where a book and a blanket are all I need on days like this. “Not today!” I am sure I will find things to fill my time…the refrigerator needs my attention and the counter-tops could be cleaned and sealed again. The little jobs that always get over looked are the ones I have in mind to complete today. “Rainy Days are Wonderful Days!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a lovely poem called “The Rainy Day”. He talks of the dreary nature of rainy days and how it tears the soul, draining cheerfulness from the weary heart. He then brings it back, in sermon like tone, and says [“Be still sad heart and cease repining. Behind the clouds is the sun still shinning. Thy fate is the common fate of all. Into each life some rain must fall.”] The sun is still shinning and will shine again soon. Till this happens I will make the best use of what I have. Make it a good day and it will be a good day. Why let the rainy, dreary day drag me down to the depths. I am able to enjoy every day!
“Rainy Days are Wonderful Days!” Enjoy this time of solitude and silence. Make it a special day, not bothered with a hurried and sloppy journey. Take time for self! “I will start with another lovely latte’…after I iron my son’s pants for his job interview.” What? I am a loving and nurturing mom…and he has not figured out how to iron correctly yet! HEHE!
Posted on January 10, 2012, in About me, Just Between Cousins, literature, musings, my life, parenting, Uncategorized and tagged "The Rainy Day", Henry Wadsworth Longellow, household duties, interviews, ironing, latte', rainy days, walking. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.