Saturday, November 11, 2006

dear rain

normally when i wake up to the beautiful sound of you falling, i am pleasantly surprised. normally, i can sit there in bed and be lulled right back to sleep by you. listening to you fall takes me back to when i was a kid. i had this ridiculously ugly metal shade that hung over my window.... and when you fell, you would hit that shade with such force, it would make the loudest sound. but i always loved it. and i've always loved you. rain for me has always brought me a certain kind of peace. normally, you're good for my soul. normally.
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but when i woke up this morning to the sound of you- i wasn't pleasantly surprised. my normal happy, peaceful feeling was replaced by a ping of horror and uncertainty. i found myself unable to get back to sleep and my insides were clenched at the sound of you. and i realize why.

last year you didn't stop falling for 8 months. EIGHT MONTHS! i did not move to seattle, do you hear me rain? if this is a sign that you aren't going to stop falling until freaking may, our love affair might be over. yes, i'm threatening a break up here. because while i love you and i honestly don't get tired of hearing of you fall.... i do get tired of not seeing the sun and having the cloudy, dreary days that accompany you. i'm too happy of a person to be surrounded by darkness for that long. so i am begging you. please don't do to me what you did to me last year. i don't think i can take it.

signed,
your warm weather loving soon to be ex-girlfriend

14 comments:

DDM said...

I feel your pain. Except I DO live in Seattle. Voluntarily. 8 months of gray skies is the killer for me. At least if it's raining, it's doing something. The endless gray makes me CRANKY.

Kim said...

Yikes. 8 months?? The upside...But at least there are no hurricanes??

Jenny said...

Amen sister. I loved rain when I lived in drought-stricken West Texas...not so much now that it never stops.

Sigh...

Crankmama said...

Ahhh.... yes.... the rain. She/He is my ex- now as well (& I *do* live in and/or around Seattle).

PHOOEY!

alison said...

No rain down here yet, but the sky is gray, the wind is blowing, it's cold outside, and all-around gloomy. But, since we haven't had rain since last winter, I'm looking forward to it. Rain can shack up with me while you figure yourself out. :)

Becky said...

i hate the rain. i hate any precipitation. i need to move to the dessert

Suebob said...

Mr S got me the "Wellbutrin for seasonal depression" flyer the other day. I wonder if he is trying to tell me something.

Mommy off the Record said...

I love rain for the first few days of the rainy season and then I'm over it so I'll totally sign onto this letter.

Sarah's Mama said...

Ugh! I agree. It's raining here right now and as much as I loooove to lay in bed and listen to sound of the rain, I also love to open the curtains to the blinding sun. We lived in Park City, UT for a couple years and we only had 1 ONE thunderstorm the whole time. I missed my rain!

mk said...

You should come vivit me down here in so call! It was 70 and sunny yesturday! NO rain since the spring. But I do hear you about the wondersound of rain falling at night and in the morning. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Good grief!!! Where could you possibly live that it rained for eight straight months?!?!?!?!?

Dana said...

You had rain! We've got snow. Lots of it. I hate Wisconsin. Only in the winter.

Anonymous said...

how many times last Little League did I have to make telephone calls???? sorry, practice is cancelled, sorry, the game is cancelled. and yet still, I LOVE the rain. I love making a fire and being forced to sit inside and cuddle up with Drew and Frank or play cards by the fireplace or board games.

spidey said...

Rain sucks!