Blah. What is it about these grey, dismal, rainy days.. that just leave me feeling so..
dull, unimaginative, drowsy, down, depressed, dim, bland, lifeless, distressed, lethargic.. well.. just…
I’ll admit, this blustery weather got me thinking about how we always tend to dwell on the bleak, the dreary.. the not so good things in life… you so seldom wake up & say.. “I’m so glad there’s a bit of sunshine today!” (unless it’s a truly spectacular, out of the ordinary kinda sunshine day) … Yet Rain? It always gets a bad rep. Whether it’s light rain, or a heavy storm.. it tends to receive the raw end of the deal.
Well, not from me… not today… soooo… in the spirit of not wanting to give in to my pessimistic side.. this was the perfect excuse to find the everyday beauty and magic in rain again !! After all, if we can’t find the magic within everyday moments… how can we be expected to truly, fully, enjoy anything else? How we see the things we’ve become accustomed to, shapes our views and experiences of everything else.
Time for a new perspective.
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.
1. another rainy morning in London, 2. Rain Soaked (4), 3. The lonely umbrella., 4. After The Rain, 5. driving home in the rain, 6. Catching the rain, 7. Rainy Day, 8. Rainy Street, 9. a c c e p t a n c e, 10. rain watchers, 11. creepy building, 12. Easily excited, 13. a walk in the woods…, 14. Liquid, 15. Las Calles de Florencia, 16. Rainy day, 17. woman with broken umbrella, 18. Labyrinth, Union Square, 19. any year now.., 20. Rainy day, 21. Untitled, 22. Cluster of Miniature Houses, 23. after the rain, 24. The Pale Grass Blue in the misty rain
So simple.. just a little dash of my time, some clever searching on Flick’r ….the generous talents of these photographers.. and I’m left feeling optimistic, more at ease… and a whole new viewpoint on good ol’ rain.. gotta love that.. life really is all about perspective isn’t it?
So to continue this positive spirit… How about creating some artsy, rainy day fun in your corner of the world? I’d love to hear what you come up with!
Here’s a few quick project finds for today to get you started..
- Altered RIT Dye Box Album
- 200 Things You Can do With Slide Mounts
- Make a Pretty Notecard Gift Set
- Coffee Filter Book
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
And with that, I’m off to “walk”! – xoxo Chrysti
P.S. I just couldn’t resist …
“If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.”