“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

Okay, now for the weather: snow is expected late this afternoon then it will turn to sleet and become slippery. The local paper says 1-3 inches while the Boston TV station says 0-2. I don’t mind the snow, but slippery is a bit scary. I am supposed to go to a meeting at 5. I’ll have to see what the weather is doing before I make up my mind as to whether or not I’ll venture outside.

When I was a kid, snow turning to rain was the worst. I loved snow, but I hated winter rain. Walking home from school meant getting soaked and being cold through all the layers. My feet were frozen from soaking wet shoes and socks. I was miserable. When I got home, I changed before I did anything else. I remember the feeling of being warm again in my pajamas and slippers. Sometimes I’d sit by the hissing radiator until I was really warm.

I do love rain but summer rain mostly. Sometimes, when it’s a soft rain, I sit on the deck under the umbrella and listen to the sound of the rain pitter- pattering on the umbrella over my head. I feel surrounded by the rain.

As a going away gift, one of my friends gave me a travel umbrella. We knew only a few things about Ghana, but we knew there was a dry and a rainy season. I remember our stay in Winneba at the beginning of training. On a rainy day I used that umbrella and then sat on steps out of the rain for a while. When I left the steps, I forgot my umbrella. It was gone when I went back. I was upset until I learned how little I needed that umbrella. I stayed out of heavy rains, but I never minded the gentle rains. Getting wet was a relief from the heat.

My favorite rain is a storm with thunder and lightning. I love the crack and rumble of the thunder and the flash of lightning across the dark sky. The best part is I can feel the thunder and am awed by the flashes of lightning. It is almost magical.

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2 Comments on ““Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It snowed heavily here yesterday evening but it is all gone now, today we’ll get almost spring temperatures instead and I really don’t mind. Last late autumn one of those weather institutes told us that January and February were going to be the coldest and driest in many, many years. So far it has been a bit cold but not unusually so and I can’t remember when we got this much snow and rain this time of year 🙂 🙂 🙂

    There’s nothing better than a thunder shower after a long drought but I have mixed feelings about rain.It usually stays for a very long time when it starts and it might be nice in the beginning but I easily get tired of it.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Your snow disappeared quickly and so did mine, but I really didn’t have all that much snow. First it turned to sleet then rain. The only snow around is a pocket here and there around tree trunks. Forecasters can always be wrong. Weather has a mind of its own. We have had a fairly snowless winter, but we have had a lot of rain. There was the polar vortex a while back, but that was an anomaly.

      I get tired of cloudy ways, but I do love rain.

      Have a great day!


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