Why has the weather been so crazy lately? It seems that it warms up and rains every weekend when we want to be outside doing things, and during the week, the rain stops, but the temperature falls to single digits. I grew up in Northern NY, so I enjoy snow in the winter, but here in NC, it doesn’t happen very often. If only the moisture was around during the cold week days. It would be sweet to have snow during the week and then be clear and warm on the weekends for outdoor activities, but I guess that is too much to ask in this climate.

Today is going to be a lazy day, I can feel it already. The family is sleeping late, both dogs are going crazy because they can’t go outside in the flooded backyard, and the rains continues to fall. This afternoon it is supposed to be in the mid sixties, so tea on the front porch in the rocking chairs may be in our future. It is definately a good day to write. The neighborhood is quiet, except for the occasional rumble of thunder, but I love the sound of rain. It is so peaceful and calming, like a deep tissue massage for the ears and the mind. Rain blankets my thoughts and makes all the troubles go away, maybe only temporarily, but it’s better than not at all.

I hope everyone who reads this can take a moment today and listen to the rain. Close your eyes, breath deep breaths, clear your mind, and enjoy the peace of the world that surrounds you. If you are not in a place that is raining today, you can do the same thing with the soothing sounds of music, or just remember this post the next time it does rain where you live.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone.

Simon A.