Nostalgia and the Rain

7 Sep

It’s raining again today, in southeastern Massachusetts and for me, rainy days evoke all types of emotions, but the strongest is nostalgia for England, my birthplace.  I was born on the southeast coast, in Hastings, an old-fashioned seaside resort on the English channel.  Our family immigrated to the USA right before I was to start elementary school, so I basically grew up here, but we used to return to visit my grandparents during the summer breaks.  As you know, the weather in England is can be very unpredictable, going from dry to dreary in a moment’s notice.  When it was less than ideal for outdoor activities, curling up next to a fireplace with a cup of tea and a scone slathered with jam, chatting with my Nan and Granddad was heaven.  It has been over 20 years since my grandparents have passed away, but when I hear the rain tapping at the windows, it is like returning “home”.

That said, I can’t imagine that I am alone in enjoying this weather. It’s like nature’s way of granting us permission to stay inside all day baking cookies, reading or watching chick-flicks … guilt free.

So, enjoy and I will leave you with this quote…

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” –anonymous

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One Response to “Nostalgia and the Rain”

  1. Dusty Roads September 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    My pets really like rainy days because “mommy” stays inside with them. I like them because it gives me a chance to get caught up around the house.

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