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Rain rain

Fall in Calgary makes up the two most beautiful weeks of the year. It is extremely fleeting. The weather is perfect and mild, and the leaves are changing. It is quite simply beautiful.

Fall in Copenhagen seems to mostly consist of rain — though there are rumblings that it will warm up later in the week.

People usually don’t take me seriously when I tell them that I love rain. I love it the way I love otters, or the colour baby blue. It is something simple that fills me with joy. They usually tell me to move somewhere rainy and see how long it takes me to get over it, how long it takes for it to become annoying.

The last few days in Copenhagen have been rainy. Yes, this does make it a pain to go outside and riding a bike in the rain can be a trying and cold experience — though I will take rain over wind if given the choice, but usually they are partners in crime. At times it makes you want to stay in and do the bare minimum possible. It makes things muddy, messy and grey. Those are just the superficial sides of rain.

Then there is the real side of rain, the simple pleasure of watching the rain fall down outside from a balcony, common room, or back door. Listening to it hitting the ground, steadily coming down. The look of the outline of rain on a balcony, coming close to the door but not quite. There is the joy of bundling up, sucking it up, and families wandering around with colourful umbrellas. There is something peaceful and serene about rain. Last night I went out on my balcony and just watched the rain come down. I thought it may be a bit of a pain, but isn’t it wonderful.

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3 comments on “Rain rain

  1. Kaarina
    September 27, 2012

    I was just thinking how much I missed fall in Calgary, where it is crisp but still sunny and the leaves are all beautiful and crunchy and not quite so damp. Here it has been on again off rain. What bothers me about it is the wind that tries to blow the rain straight into my face and trying to keepy my books and papers dry on the way to work. But I do love sitting inside nice and dry. And I do love the fog.

    • rmk
      September 27, 2012

      The main downside is that a lot of other people seem to be feeling the grey weather. Bummer.

  2. Medvedik
    September 27, 2012

    Rain is a really beautiful thing to watch… I live in Dubai and I haven’t seen rain for at least four month here… and even when the sky goes gray, it makes me excited. Sunshine is wonderful, but I love when there’s a little bit difference in the weather.

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