Today it is raining. I love the rain. I adore rain. I stood outside today with an umbrella just basking in the rain.
But today is also an icky day for me. Merp.
Oh well, life is life.
(Like that? It's blue for the rain.)
STOP. GO NO FURTHER!
(I suddenly feel like I'm making you take a standardized state test.)
Before you go on to read the rest of this post, I want to get you in the mood for a well-deserved wallow-full rainy day.So follow these instructions.
Numero Uno!: Open up a new tab and type in rainymood.com, or, you know, just click that link I have so helpfully provided. That's if there isn't any rain for you, or it's not loud enough.
Number Two!: Now either make a Spotify playlist or a Youtube playlist with these songs:
- Bad Day by Daniel Powter (I suggest, when it comes on, you sing it at the top of your lungs, you can find the lyrics here)
- Angels on the Moon/Kiss the Rain/Long Hallway With A Broken Light/While the Candle Still Burns by Thriving Ivory (Okay, seriously, almost anything by Thriving Ivory is just great for wallowing)
- New Soul/Far Far by Yael Naim
- On A Day Just Like Today by Gabe Dixon
- Boston by Augustana
- Skinny Love/People Help the People by Birdy
- Any other song that invokes that sad happy feeling in you. You know what I'm talking about.
Number Three!: You now have a perfect rainy wallowing day playlist, as well as rain to make it rainy if the weather decides to be an arse and be sunny that day. If you need some more wallowing, after you finish read this blog (Yes, you must finish reading this) go watch some movie that will make you cry. Everybody needs a good cry once in a while, even guys.
And now, here are a 'few' quotes that will sympathize and cheer up if you're feeling down & out, and maybe just a tad bit rainy...
"Into each life some rain must fall." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling." -Lucretius
"Always jump in the puddles! Always skip alongside the flowers. The only fights worth fighting are the pillow and food varieties." -Terri Guillemets
"Every path hath a puddle." -George Herbert
"There is no education like adversity." -Disraeli
"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." -John Vance Cheney
"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." -Josephine Hart
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -Helen Keller
There we are, lots of quotes. Sorry. I got carried away. (I'm not sorry at all.)
Anyway, -dear lord, as a Texan friend of mine would say, this post is getting long. Wait I got distracted again. DARNCRABS! (I have lots of odd ways to curse...)
-Look. Bad Days are important. They make us grateful for the Good Days and strive for more Good Days.
-Sometimes, people just need to cry. It's good for you. Here are two articles that explain the benefits of crying and the science: (Click the tiger's caption!) Read if you Dare
-I find there is a certain introspective quality about Bad Days. Introspection is painful... That is all I have to say.
I don't even know what this was, but yay rain!
God. I think this is another deep post. Whyyyy??