Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Spring Rain-Loving it
It is raining a perfect spring rain outside right now. It is steady, but not blustery and blowing. I woke to the light drippity drops on the roof, and as I write, I hear it on my back deck, a soothing constant sound. I love rain in the spring when the days are getting warmer. Getting a little wet feels invigorating as opposed to chilling a person to the bone. I do have to be out and about a bit today, so a little inconvenient to carry an umbrella, but even that is involves a simple pleasure. I love umbrellas. I have several of the pocket tote variety, but I love my big golf umbrella that provides dryness in almost a three feet circumference, giving me ample time for walks. The bonus, it smells better after a rain in the spring, cleaning up the dirt and grime winter snow had been hiding.
I give umbrellas as gifts, and if I can find ones with a little personality all the better, but rare for grown-up versions. Childrens are more fun and we still have a few that have survived my kids childhood. I have to be at a meeting today in the heart of St Paul; a suits and tie kind of meeting. I look forward to seeing if anyone has a colorful or playful umbrella, as much an accessory as practicality. Seeing people out and about in umbrellas, not rushing when the rain is like this morning, makes me feel a camaraderie with them. Their rain people as well.