So many meanings for rain: Send us showers of blessings, Into every life a little rain must fall. You get the message. Too much we flood and are unhappy. Too little we suffer drought.
Indoor folks huddle in their warm, dry homes and wish the sun would come out so they can play. Or they cuddle up with a blanket and a good book and escape. Or they just go to work.
Outdoor folks throw on a slicker (that's Southern Talk for rain-coat) and rubber boots and slog on. Or they huddle inside and complain. Or they watch the rain from the window and try to rejoice that they don't have to water the garden. Or they just go to work.
And writers write.
But we must have the rain, both as water for survival, and as a metaphor for troubles so we can more appreciate the sunnier side of life. Sure, when the storm rages we are afraid. But doesn't it always stop - eventually - to let the sun come back out? And don't we see the rainbow as a .... well, I'll leave that metaphor for you to imagine.
Yes, the week of solid rain has me a little down. But a new flower just bloomed in my little garden. Was it because of the rain, or in spite of it?
It's a matter of attitude for all of us. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you complete your daily tasks because of the rain, or in spite of it?