Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Writing in the Rain April Theme by Tamera Wissinger

When I was young, my siblings and I used to have a chant: “Rain! Rain! Go away! And don’t come back.” It was a childish subversion of the traditional, “Come again another day,” and it helped us cope with our plans being derailed by the weather.
Rain! Glorious Rain!

Sunset after the rain.
Now that I’m older I tend to roll with the tide – enjoying the sunny days and spending time outside whenever I have the chance. On those days I fill my lungs with fresh air and my brain with fresh images and experiences. And on those rainy days instead of wishing the downpour would disappear, I welcome it as a gentle encouragement to nurture my writing. The storm invites me to stay indoors, make a bowl of popcorn, dip into those images and experiences, and strengthen that story.