Sunday, August 04, 2013

Wet Days


Soft days
Mauzy days.

A soft day thank God
A wind from the south with a honeyed mouth....
I had great plans for myself today. A good long hike on the East Coast Trail.

But all came to naught.

Rain, some of it pelting, some of it belting, some of it like a veil. we must have had 18 varieties of it.

I always feel on wet days that the pressure's off.

You might ask what pressure?

Well none. Pressure being all relative. An old standby from childhood where I loved wet days when no one would bother me when I read in my bedroom all day.

So I made some phone-calls. One to my sister. She's never home these days, always at her wee summer place in Kerry. But I struck gold, caught her on her one day in Cork ready to take some of her scattered but temporarily homebound tribe back to Kerry. So we chatted. And chatted.

Then I made some kale chips. I love kale chips. And a sweet potato frittata for dinner with portobellos and sweet onions. Oh my.

And a few other calls came in and I had the luxury of just listening with all the time in the world and not having any outdoorsy plans calling me.

And then I watched an army of gulls march across the meadow picking up the worms. All peaceful and no squabbling.

And I thought: why can't us humans behave like these creatures?

13 comments:

  1. When it rains, I feel safely sheltered inside my apartment. I can't tell you what it is I am so safely sheltered from, but it must be the big bad world. Now, I don't think I live in the big bad world at all until it rains, and then I do. I allow myself that one thought left over from my childhood. Do you think maybe I am subconsciously scared all the time?

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  2. Generally I like a rainy day for just that reason. But we've been getting so much rain lately, it's hard not to think about how my yard is becoming jungle like and I'll have to mow again.

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  3. What a perfect day!! Your meal sounds wonderful and healthy at the same time.

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  4. Me too Irene, safe and depressurized for some reason!

    I think it a throwback to childhood. No expectations.

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  5. SAW:

    We have hardly been getting any so this was a bonus. Far too hot here and people not coping well with it. I was used to the intolerable heat of Toronto so this is walk for me :)

    Tough on the garden for you. Even tougher when you have to deal with it. :(

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  6. CA:

    Yes it was rather lovely and I have enough leftover to do tomorrow!!

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  7. That dinner sounded scrumptious. Mine this evening was tasty after all the suggestions I got on my blog today.

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  8. I love rainy days
    for some reason I always
    feel peaceful and not
    doing so much.
    So pleased you had this time
    for you...

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  9. I can't figure out what to do with rainy days. We don't have many, and no one uses umbrellas or macs here, you just get wet, and rush all huddled over from inside one place to inside the other shaking it off and feeling puzzled. It's so foreign.

    Now give me a good minus 20, stratus crapus with intermittent spruce trees. Yes. That's a day.

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  10. GM:

    Nothing like our blog buds for some tasty ideas!

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  11. Yes, OWJ:

    something so magical about them and being indoors and in our homes, hard to explain the gift of them...

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  12. Anon:

    Where do you live? I am fascinated with the inability to deal with rain :)

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  13. Prairie. "The Lamp at Noon" by Sinclair Ross. Should be on your reading list.

    It does rain here, now especially with GW, taken to referring to the "June Monsoons", but still we just historically and fundamentally, don't know how to deal with it.

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