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It poured like crazy on Sunday. The day started off sunny ( ugh! ) and sultry but clouds started collecting by mid-morning and after lunch, there was that wonderful, surreal light that precedes a really satisfying thunderstorm.


Wonderful and satisfying if you're safe and protected from the elements that is. I find it very comforting to be safely indoors, watching the rains lashing outside; warm and cosy and out of reach of the storm. It makes me feel invulnerable and all-powerful.

It's the same when I'm outside but protected by a water-proof windcheater and I can feel the raindrops whipping at me with the wind but to no effect. With a full-length jacket, I feel absolutely untouchable. In fact, contradictory to appearances, it's rather liberating, being able to walk where you want and stay out for as long as you want without, defying the weather.

Of course, after a while, the cold starts to get to you and the parts of you that are exposed, beg to return to the warmth of home. After a tempest, hot coffee is wonderful and satisfying in an entirely different way.

3 comments:

Charles said...

Got to love the rain. It's so much better than a drought. It has stormed here too, in the last couple of days and is raining at this moment. I like to be outside before it starts, when the cool breeze starts, and when the lightning is far enough away that its no danger, but close enough to watch.

no.good.at.coding said...

I absolutely agree with you, Charles! Rain reigns! :D

MONA said...

now I was trying to figure oit what place that could be, but I guess a balcony wouldnt tell you much, does it? :(

I just LOVE the rain & I love getting soaked to the bones... er... if not the bones then to the skin...
uh huh.. bones really, if the teeth count...

ah! for some rain here. I wish it would rain soon enough...enough that is, not the showers :)