Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Rain...do you sing in it or chant at it to go away?

Isn't it funny how sometimes rain is the perfect weather pattern, and other times it's just a huge burden? Rain has always been associated with more depressing and gloomy feelings. Movies use rain to portray a character's sullenness, or to foreshadow sad or depressing events. Storms, though more exciting, still signify more negative things. ("It was a dark and stormy night...") And there are certainly times when the rain goes right with a sad, negative mood of mine. But there are also times in which I feel it's more appropriate to bring to mind the movie "Singin' in the Rain." Rain doesn't get enough positive association. It seems that, for a lot of people, rain creates a bad mood. But it doesn't have to! Rain is soothing...I love to walk down the street with rain washing down my face. Rain brings puddles...the deep ones make the BEST sounds when you jump in them! Rain brings out all sorts of interesting looking umbrellas...umbrellas are really personal accessories--everyone has something different. Rain beats the heat of muggy weather...hey, that's always a plus! And when you're in a giddy mood, rain dances around you with joy! So, if you're someone who automatically starts chanting "Rain, rain, go away! Come again some other day!" when those drops from the sky start falling, try this instead: go outside, jump in a puddle, and start "singin' in the rain!"

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