Monday, January 14, 2008
Why is Rain Sad?
While stuck in horrible traffic coming home on Thursday night (1/10/08) I was looking out the car window and thought how it always seems that a rainy window is synonymous with sadness. I had time to ponder while I sat at the light for several revolutions so I took a photo, wondering how it might turn out. I guess I do find rain a bit melancholy, but I kind of like a rainy day sometimes. I wondered why we so often link it with sad feelings or depressed feelings when there isn't anything intrinsically sad about rain, really. We really need it at times. Not enough and we have drought, too much and it's the cause of floods. All I know is, that it sure messed up traffic that night and it took me forever to get home! That was more annoying than sad, though I wasn't in too bad a frame of mind about it since I wasn't in any particular hurry to be anywhere. It is nice when we don't need to stress and can enjoy where ever we happen to be and take the chance to reflect on something we might not normally have the chance to. Here's to happy rainy days.