Day: February 24, 2018

365 Challenge: Day 344 – Rain

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Rain: moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops


There is something about rain I’ve always loved. Cool or warm. Heavy or light. It’s comforting. I never carry an umbrella and I will only take one with me if I expect a huge thunderstorm. As long as it’s a light sprinkle, I don’t mind getting hit with drops while walking to/from a cab or subway. If it’s in the middle in terms of a downpour versus dusting, I’ll run ahead of others or wait under an awning for a few minutes. Sometimes I’ll buddy up with another person who has an umbrella if we’re on our way somewhere. It can be romantic to cuddle under one while walking through a lovely garden or cobblestone street. If we’re on our way home, I am okay getting wet. It’s cleansing. It feels renewable. I like the dance or tickle on my face while refreshing my skin. I enjoy the sounds of thunder and lightning. I smile when it falls on lush greenery or foliage. It has a calming impact on me.

I’m writing this post on Thursday but it won’t post until the weekend as I’ve got a visitor staying with me for a few days. I sure hope it doesn’t rain the whole weekend as she’s coming from a place where there’s been lots of snow recently. Nonetheless, it will be a fun trip and I look forward to our plans and growing our friendship… I don’t plan to update this post, so while you’re reading it, there may be rain or it might have stayed drier than we expected. Either case… a weekend filled with two of my favorite things: friends and rain!

Those who know me well remember that I want to live in England… and since there’s a lot of rain there, it kinda makes sense, huh? How about you? Do you love or hate this rainy weather?


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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