A glance at the weather forecast indicated that the next seven days will be wet ones in Northwest Ohio. I am a person who looks forward to rainy days, and not just for the importance of precipitation for my gardens.
I take a guilty pleasure in waking up and seeing gray skies, lstening to the sound of raindrops on the roof above my bed. Rainy days mean that I am under no obligation to do any yard work, auto repairs, or anything of an outdoor nature. Moreover, if I choose to spend the day writing, reading, and meditating on such a day, my hangup that people will view me as lazy for such intellectual pursuits does not creep into my thoughts.
There is something liberating, then, on a rainy day: a freedom from the routine and a sense that one can putz about the house without concern for pressing obligations. Tomorrow will arrive soon enough, and the rain acts almost like free pass, or a gift to the weary.
For those who must head back to work today, and for whom the rain only means a longer commute and wet clothing, I hope that you are rewarded with a rainy day soon.
Unless, of course, you would prefer that your day of freedom be one with clear skies.