3 August 2012

Rain Makes You Crazy

99% of the time rain is an irritating thing if you are caught out in it.  It comes down when you want sunshine, it gets you soaked on your way to work, too much of it causes floods…  The list is infinite.

Last night was different. 

The air was warm and my senses were tingling in that way when you know that it is about to absolutely pour with rain.   I watched out of the window, waiting for it to happen.  Everything seemed to be on a pause, waiting for the first drop to fall.  Then suddenly, it starts and it’s raining so heavily it’s like someone is pouring a bucket of water over the world.

I felt an inexplicable pull to go outside and stand there in the rain.  The thought in my head sounded ridiculous.  Why would I want to go outside and get soaked?  But I did.  I wanted to.  So before I knew it, I was opening the front door and stepping out into the pouring rain.   

I wandered out onto the path, moving away from the cover of trees right out into the open.  In my head I knew I was being stupid, standing out there, purposely getting wet.  But somehow I was loving it.  I felt so unbelievably alive, happy and completely at peace.     

I’m not an at one with nature person or especially into the environment.  I’m not someone who has raptures over scenery and I don’t see the point in walking up hills and dales for a view.  You only have to walk back down again.  Why I suddenly had the urge to go outside in the rain last night I don’t know.  But it made me inexplicably happy. 

Luckily for me I live at the end of a cul de sac with trees all around, so no one saw me randomly standing outside in the middle of my garden getting wet like a crazy person.  But you know what?   I’d do it again.


  1. I'm the same, not a big outdoorsy person but there is something bout a massive down pour that makes me just want to step outside! I just hope you put on shoes cos outside in rain in socks or bare feet, now that would be crazy!

    1. Unfortunately my great idea was carried out in flip flops so getting back into the house was a challenge!


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