Steven, Huck, and I take a lot of walks together. There is something about leisurely strolling through nature that is invigorating. The colors, the sounds, the smells --they all become more vivid. The more time I spend outdoors, the more refreshed and alive I tend to feel.
It's funny because during these walks I always find myself saying words like beautiful and amazing, and exclaiming how green and saturated all the colors are. That's funny because I'm describing Washington. This random place that I moved to to be with the one I love, yet I never forget to let everyone know how much I hate it here at any given opportunity. The sky is always grey! It rains EVERY DAY! I just want some sunshine!!
I do think that the dreary days tend to sit on my soul more heavily than most. I blame this on my right brained tendencies. But the reality is that I'm complaining about the beauty of God's creation. And it's really just that, beauty.
Those rainy days are what make the colors so vivid and those clouds are what make me better appreciate the sun. Sure I'd love to be in sunshine 24/7, but then you know what I'd probably be saying? It's so hot and sticky! I wish it would rain.
Us humans...we're a funny conundrum.
"Poets are always taking the weather so personally." - J.D. Salinger
"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." - John Ruskin