Rain


Rain

I am not a fan of the summer weather. Each morning I step outside and am greeted by the warm embrace of the sun, floating in a blue cloudless sky. But that warm embrace lasts only those brief few seconds from the time I step outside until the time I have taken my first few steps towards my truck. After that, the sun becomes too hot! The rays cook my back as I walk and my truck’s interior is a stifling oven.

The fall is better. The breeze takes some of the heat away and makes standing in the open more bearable. The early morning when I leave for school is shrouded in a dense fog that, while dangerous to drive in, is fantastic to walk through.  Small water droplets collect on my eyebrows and the surface of my jacket. The grey paths at Sac State are painted a vibrant yellow from the falling leaves.

But the best part about the fall is the start of the rainy season! I have always been a pluviophile, a person who not only loves the rain, but finds peace of mind in the weather it brings. The pitter patter of raindrops on the window and the soft roar of a distant clap of thunder relax me. Sometimes, in the warmer weather, I listen to rainymood.com in order to focus on my work, but in the fall I do not have to. Sometimes the rain comes down in a light drizzle. Other times it is a torrential storm that batters trees and houses, floods streets, and makes the road a slippery hazard.

One time, the rain flooded the street outside my house. The water rushing down the slope of the road carried the fallen leaves and clogged up the drains. My father and I went outside and manually cleared the drains while my mother and sister dealt with the rising water that flooded our garage and was spilling into our house. Despite the potential danger that the rain posed to our house, and the loss of our entire board game collection which was too soaked to salvage, I do not look back on that time as a bad memory. I still love the rain and the immense happiness it fills me with.

Tex is a DJ with KSSU

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