From the Heart


“The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you’d just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.”

 Author Unknown

So, you wake up to an overcast morning with a promise of rain.  What do you do?  What do you think?  How do you feel? Rain has different effects on people.  Some get depressed, some get lazy and just stay in bed, some don rubber boots and search for a puddle to splash in. Personally, I do like a cozy rain, not the heavy, loud thunder and lightning kind of rain. Just a cozy rain… what is a cozy rain, you might ask yourself.  Well, it’s the comfy, tuck me in, snuggle down and read a book kind of rain.   I love to hear the raindrops gently falling on the roof and tumbling down the windows. The sound of rain is one of the most relaxing sounds in existence.  This sound alone eases way stress and makes everything outside look calm and quiet.

The perfect duo for these cozy rainy days is a pot of tea and a good book.  Reading a book is one of the best things to do on cozy rainy days; there is nothing quite like it, and it is indeed one of the comfiest activities you can do when it’s raining outside. Just picture the scene: You’re in front of a lit fire, with your feet resting comfortably on a foot stool; a cup of tea is at hand on the coffee table and you’re reading a page turner of a book that is helping to pass the time. Could life get any better? A great chance to relax and get lost in someone else’s words.

And then there’s the tea. That perfect cup of tea, as it unfolds is the flawless harmony of delightful flavor, tempting aroma, and much more. To sit by yourself, with your own personal concoction or a beloved steep of First Flush Darjeeling, is to my way of thinking – nirvana.

So… are you perhaps a pluviophile?

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