Thursday, October 11, 2012

Downpour

As much as I love colorful leaves and perfect fall temps, when I'm deep in revision land, I prefer rainy days.

A wall of water obscuring my view. 

Dull. Muted. Gray.

A forced stillness.

 Permission to stay rooted to one spot.

cocoon of  privacy. Mystery. Silence. 

To burrow under blankets of words.

 A warm cup in my hand.

Secrets spilling over and carried away in a river of passages.

Calm. Cozy. Refuge. 

WHO'S WITH ME?

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13 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I agree, except it's so gray that it makes me feel gray. Or it makes me feel like snuggling under the covers and read instead of edit. :)

But it is easier to write when it's not sunny out.

Christine Danek said...

Nothing like a raining day when writing or revising. I don't feel so bad when I stay in.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes I know what you mean. I don't love winter but I love that there's no yard work and more time to write.

Matthew MacNish said...

I am! If I could just get the dog and the kids to leave me alone, that is.

Meredith said...

YES! I really love to write during thunderstorms. It always makes my writing more dramatic. :)

storyqueen said...

It is raining this morning (FINALLY) and all I want to do is finish up some writing, but I have to go to work instead. Alas.

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm looking out my window at clouds growing darker and happily awaiting promised rain.
"Secrets spilling over.."
Your rainy-day words are spell-binding. Thank you!

Kelly Polark said...

I don't mind rainy days if I can stay home and be productive. But I don't like them any other time! :)

Maddy said...

I don't mind the rain, if I can stay home. If I still have to haul myself to work through the crazy morning commute, then I'll pass ;o)

Christina Lee said...

Agree, Maddy!

Laura Marcella said...

I need sunshine when I write! Sunshine gives me energy and I'm much more productive when it's warm and light out. On gloomy rainy days, all I want to do is read!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

When it rains all I want to do is sleep. I don't get a darn thing done!

Lourie said...

I love the rain. I also love to make chocolate chip cookies when it rains!

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