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Magic In A Gloomy Day
Dearest Friend, I hope this letter finds you well.
The air here is filled with the earthy, musty scent of petrichor, a pleasant aroma that occurs when rain falls on dry soil. It smells fresh and rejuvenating. The raindrops gently patter on the roof and windows, accompanied by a chilly breeze and a dark, moody sky occasionally brightened by a ray of sunshine. There is a certain stillness and tranquility that comes with a dark, cold day, bringing me immense joy and contentment. It feels as if the world momentarily pauses, allowing me to catch my breath and savour the dreary weather. I observe the raindrops racing down the glass, merging before falling onto the earth below. The dull grey sky enhances the vibrant colours of flowers and trees, making them even more beautiful.
I take a deep breath and smile as the soft grey light filters into the van. I curl up on the couch with a warm cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and a book. The sound of rain hitting the roof creates a melodic rhythm, inducing a feeling of calmness and safety within my own little bubble. The outside world feels distant, leaving me alone with my thoughts. This moment of inner peace and escapism from reality is something I deeply cherish, and I'm truly grateful for the temporary respite from routine that a rainy day brings.
When the sun is shining, it's easy to get caught up in the fast pace of daily life. However, when the rain is pouring down, everything seems to slow down, allowing me to appreciate the simple pleasures and find inspiration, creativity, and joy. The dullness fills me with a cozy feeling and grants me permission to indulge in activities like baking cookies, playing board games with family, reading, writing, napping, and lighting candles. It offers a mental break from the stresses of everyday life.
Why do I enjoy this connection with dark clouds so much? Perhaps it's because rain has always held significance in human culture and mythology, associated with renewal, fertility, and life. The ancient Greeks believed rain was a sign from the gods, and many Aboriginal dreamtime stories feature rain spirits. Maybe for me, it's a more primal feeling, a connection to the life-giving water that allows all living things to thrive. It represents renewal, a fresh start, and a cleansing of both the physical and spiritual worlds.
Whatever the reason, while others may grumble, I smile at the grey skies and will always find beauty in the gloom.
Sending Love Always
Julie Ann xx