Rainy days

As a child, I was terrified of the dark… and of thunder storms.
I was always told this was a completely unnatural fear.
Then again, I was still scurrying to my parent’s room in the middle of the night at age 9. Waking Dad first was always an advantage – he’d let me slip in next to him and all was well. My mother was a different story – I had to brave the darkness once again and fetch my blanket and pillow, and sleep on the floor next to her. I could see under their bed, and there was always this ‘thing’ there – I was convinced it was a rat that was coming to eat me. At age 9, I remembered to look in the daylight and discovered it was a tennis ball! Ha ha ha!

As a child, I had an incredible imagination! I was a reader… and if the night time’s were anything to go by, perhaps it was to my disadvantage ๐Ÿ˜›

When I was 12, the ‘harsh light of day’ and the things that happened there made me fall in love with the darkness.
And despite encounters within darkness that were far from pleasant since then – I still love it.

And the true ‘sunshine and happiness’ in my personality are most prominent when it is overcast and raining and ‘gloomy’ outside. (I’ve been told by many that this makes me rather strange – and there is a running joke with a few that I am secretly a Twilight vampire, because I really do not like the sun!) Now I’ll admit that that, and some of my peace, is slightly disturbed when I have to drive in that weather – it has been said that if you can drive safely here in my town, you can drive anywhere. ๐Ÿ˜›

But I saw this… and was quite surprised to find that this part of me is NOT that strange….

It’s raining here today! The smile on my face doesn’t get any broader!

I am celebrating being a Pluviophile! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photo credit : positivewordsresearch.com

umbrella day

There are times where I like to just sit and read about ‘what day it is today’.
I don’t mean which day of the week it is – although admittedly I sometimes lose track for a moment ๐Ÿ˜›
Somehow, someone out there, has made an extensive list of celebrations for each and every day of the year.

Did you know that today is ‘clean out your computer day’, and ‘cream cheese brownie day’ AND Umbrella Day? I’m avoiding the cream cheese brownie post because that will entice me to try and make some and right now they’re probably not what I need ๐Ÿ˜›

Umbrella Day got me thinking though… what is the umbrella’s history?

The following snippets of information were derived from thoughtco :

”The basic umbrella was invented more than 4,000 years ago. There is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China. These ancient umbrellas or parasols were first designed to provide shade from the sun. Theย Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain.”

”The word “umbrella” comes from the Latin root word “umbra,” meaning shade or shadow.”

”The first all umbrella shop was called “James Smith and Sons.” The shop opened in 1830 and is still located at 53 New Oxford Street in London, England.”

As some of you know from previous posts, I love the rain. Even singing in it ๐Ÿ˜‰
And do you know, I don’t even own an umbrella! The last time I actually used one was as a child. I have to admit though…. one of my favourite things about old movies is to see the ladies strolling in the park with their parasols. I guess I really am a classic ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t looked for some sort of lesson to do with umbrella’s ๐Ÿ˜›

So I’ll end with this quote :

“Worrying is stupid. it’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
~Wiz Khalifa~


The ship was sinking. Fast.

It had been slow at first…the water seeping in through a small hole…
But the pressure had built, and now something so small had grown into something large enough to create chaos and devastation.

In what seemed like a shorter space of time than what it actuallyย was, the ship took one last look at the magnificent orange and red hues of yet another almost perfect sunrise. It disappeared beneath the depths of a very large ocean, immersing itself in the dark depths below.

And sometimes, this is life.

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