I try to love the rain and cold, for it makes me so much more grateful for the beautiful days, in every way. It attunes every sense to the warmth, the sun, the balmy hot earthy late afternoons; sensitises them to seek the summery days. Hairs on my arms, eyes, pores of my skin, heart, mind and soul yearn for the mild blue-sky soil-pungent days that pepper the spring.
Humans… we seem to understand things most clearly only in contrast. That’s why we learn to love more deeply, I think, only after our hearts are broken; we empathise more deeply too; we become more whole and more human and, bit by bit, more compassionate, after loss, pain, emptiness, loneliness. They suck, but they deepen our hearts and souls and even make space in our minds.
So, I’m grateful for dismal weather, occasionally.
Attribution: Jumpin’ in the rain by Tony Fischer. Some rights reserved by Tony Fischer Photography. Picture cropped to remove border. Copyright belongs to the creator. Use of this picture in no way indicates an affiliation with the creator of the image, nor does it indicate that the creator shares the views reflected by the text.