Can you hear that So Cal?
I can almost literally feel the sound of it.
The sound of rain after a long hot patch creates a visceral reaction in me. It’s cleansing and calming-I just want to turn off the lights, quite any noise, bundle up in a blanket, close my eyes and listen.
My day was ridiculously cliche today.
Hubby out of town.
5am baby is up.
Up, up. Like for the day, up.
8am dropped off the boy.
Taking Little Miss into the city.
Hoping to get a diagnosis on her knee.
Car warning signals going off.
No oil in the car.
Pull over for a fast oil change.
“Ma’am there’s a nail in your tire.”
Meet a loved one for a hard conversation.
Painful, aggravating, tender, resolving.
Leave with a different feel than I came in with.
And then LA traffic.
In the rain.
Our bedroom bathroom light has had issues and needed attention from the electrician. I’ve been applying make-up and getting ready with dull light at best for a week. When I walked in from a long day and flipped the switch, lo and behold…there was light. And everything looked different. No more shady areas, no dark spots in the room, nothing hidden and everything clearer in the mirror.
And then the rain came.
Cleansing a bad day.
Light shed in my bathroom.
Maybe a little in my own mirror.
And also on others’ feelings.
Bad day comes around feeling more like…
A complete day.
It’s interesting, the cliche kind of days, they sneak up and will pass you right by if you’re not paying attention. From bad to worse is challenging. From emotionally fragile to emotional understanding is risky. From no light to full light and rain to cleanse it all is a blessing.
Favorite line of a current song?
“We hit play. Don’t hit pause.”
So play, it is…here’s to what’s next.
I’m going to go listen to the rain.