It's raining right now. Pouring, actually. I'm sitting at my desk, which is right in front of a big bay window and I'm watching the droplets of rain-water hit the glass before racing each other down the window pane.
I love rain. I love being inside in a warm, cosy house, dry and safe from the wet and the cold. I adore listening to the rain hitting the window, the cars driving down below on wet roads, splashing pedestrians. It reminds me of home, of being in the big, safe house where I grew up. It's comforting to me. It makes me feel as though I'm in Scotland. Most people like the sun and warm weather. I can't deny that I do enjoy a lovely, sunny day, but the more I live in France, where the sun shines a lot more often than it ever has in Scotland (as if you didn't know!), the more I love it when it rains.
Friday, October 01, 2010