I hope everyone had a wonderful week! I want to thank everyone for making this week really awesome here on the website. Sorry again, for putting out this week’s Writing Prompt piece a day late, but you guys were really supportive. I honestly think it came out way better than the rough draft I considered putting up on Friday. If you want to read it, you can find it here. It’s called Feathers and it’s actually based on an image instead of a Writing Prompt. That’s something that I wanted to do for a while now and something I’m probably going to do once a month. I think it’s an interesting experience and there are some really great art pieces that inspire me to write, so I’m going to use them. Also I want to thank everyone who spent time reading the next installment of my Six Word Memoirs. Those are always fun to write and it seems like everyone really likes them so they’ll probably be more of them in the future. Ok enough about those other pieces. Let’s move on to my week.
My week was pretty boring. Not a ton going on. That actually lead me to take a long time writing this week’s Weekly Blog. Usually I like to have some overarching theme to my Weekly Blogs that also pertain to my life. Last week I talked about my terrible sleep schedule. (Update on that: it has not gotten any better. Still having crazy late nights and sporadic periods of sleep. So maybe this week will be better, maybe not. I guess we’ll see._ Anyway, like I was saying, usually I like to talk about some kind of subject matter connecting to the past week, but my week was pretty boring. I had a few ideas of what I was going to write, but none of them seemed solid enough or interesting enough to be a Weekly Blog topic. So what was I to do? Well one thing that really stood out about this past week, was the weather.
Now a little over a year ago, I published a piece talking about all the Wacky Weather my home state was experiencing. I don’t necessarily recommend reading that old piece, but if you do, I’m sure you’ll notice that the quality of writing has gone up significantly over the course of a year (not to toot my own horn or anything). More importantly it just shows that history does seem to repeat itself and I can count on the changing seasons to bring a whole wave of strange weather. This week in particular has been filled with lots and lots of rain. Like I’m pretty sure at least five out of the past seven days have been nothing but black clouds and raindrops. (I know my United Kingdom fans are probably like, “Yeah, so? Welcome to my world.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the rain. I love rain. If you can’t tell, just search “Rain” on the website and you can see how many pieces involve water droplets falling from the sky. I will say when there’s a lot of rainfall and flooding starts to occur, I do get concerned, but any time before that, I’m fine with rain.
I think I might even over romanticize rain. Like I just love the though of starring out the window with a good book in my lap while small droplets of water hit the window. It’s quite poetic. Plus there’s movies and television shows that romanticize the rain and its cleansing properties. It can be added to make a moment more romantic (See every movie where the couple makes out in the rain) or it can symbolize the change of a character as they go through their rebirth. The rain is a very powerful motif. Again, I love the rain. I even use the sound of rain and thunderstorms to fall asleep at night. I just love the little patterns of hearing the rain hit leaves and the ground. Like you might use the sound of the ocean waves or other nature sounds to fall asleep. I use the sound of raindrops and thunderstorms.
According to Urban Dictionary, someone who loves the rain is called a Pluviophile so now you can add that to your Twitter Bio or your Tindr Profile. Now I wouldn’t really call myself a Pluviophile. I do love the rain, but I don’t think I would strive in an environment of only rain like England or Seattle. That’s too much rain. I do love sunlight as well. I like to walk around without getting my clothes soaked and my shoes covered in mud. The sun helps with that. Plus the sun gives you vitamins that you need to be healthy and sunlight actually helps improve mood and mental health. So yeah it’s important. Plus sunny days make the rainy days more special. If I had rain all the time, I wouldn’t appreciate it as much. I need the darkness to appreciate the light. It’s that kind of thing.
Anyway, I know that Weekly Blog was a little short and a little rough around the edges (I can tell from reading over it), but I think it’s fine. I honestly blame it on the sleep schedule still being out of wack. I’m make sure to bring my “A Game” for next Week’s Weekly Blog. If you did like this Blog, feel free to give it a like or leave a comment down below discussing how much you love/hate rain or just tell me what the weather is like where you live. I’d love to hear about it. If you really liked it, feel free to Follow the page and/or spend some time on the website checking out the other stuff I’ve written. There’s plenty of stuff from Short Stories, Writing Prompt Pieces, Poetry, and Weekly Blogs. Hopefully you can find something you will enjoy reading out of the 180+ pieces on the website. Just a reminder for old time viewers and new viewers alike: Weekly Blogs go up on Sundays, Poems on Wednesdays, and Writing Prompt Pieces on Fridays.
Thank you again for all your support and I hope you have a wonderful week full of your favorite weather!
Header Photo Credit to Muskokanow’s weather report from January 2017