Day Three of Water Week – Rain in Seattle

November 11, 2008

Rain

It is true that I adore water, it replenishes my body and my soul. I even love the dance of rain upon puddles and ponds and the magic of watching rain in the distance, rain that hasn’t quite arrived to where I am.

But the chill of the rain unnerves me. It zaps my energy and truly rents my spirit.

Sunshine and warmth “juice” my soul. I am almost inexplicably happy when there is warm sunlight on my skin, and the sky is brilliant blue. It is as if I am directly connected to the energy of fire and it is feeding each cell of my being.

A few years back when I realized there were many bonds holding me to Seattle, I made agreements with myself that I would “repay” myself for the toll the rain takes from me, by driving a convertible (with the top down whenever it is not raining) and to take a winter break each year, someplace in the sun (and probably by the sea).

I have my lovely yellow convertible, but I have failed in the winter break department–with no plans this year to take sustenance in the sun. I can feel my soul’s dismay.

Will I be brave enough and true enough to keep my promise to myself?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie November 12, 2008 at 6:54 am

Yes! It’s time to pick up some sunny vacation brochures and let the magic begin!

Sacred Suzie November 12, 2008 at 9:18 am

I left the west coast a year ago and know the kind of rain you’re talking about. I’m glad you have the car to keep you in the sunshine on sunny days and hope that you are able to retreat away from the dark winter very soon.

Leila November 12, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I just keep wanting water! So much so that even the blustery shores of Puget Sound seem attractive! But I shall be quiet and tender with my soul to see how much it needs the sunshine, too.

Lisa November 12, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I love today’s photo. Makes me think I like rain.

What a great idea to have a yellow convertible in the Pacific Northwest. Smart lady!

Shanti December 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

Gorgeous photo! I can stare at it for hours. I think it would be wonderful in “front” of the sofa or beside a piano.

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