Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rain, rain

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is (presumably) snoring...

I really feel like winter has started; it's bucketing down. And I love it! Okay, so I got wet from the waist down on my way to work this morning, and had to jump through a rather large puddle on the Pyrmont Bridge and am feeling a little cold in my air conditioned office, but I still really love rain.

When I was little I used to sit at our back windows (they were floor to ceiling glass -- lovely) when it rained and watch the water rush down the glass. I was fascinated by it. And I used to love falling asleep to the sound of rain on our tin roof.

I don't have a tin roof now, but I still love falling asleep to the sound of rain drops hitting my bedroom windows.

This morning I got up at 6 (I've been a bit slack and haven't done this for quite some time) and sat up in bed to write a screenplay that I'm working on. I can't think of a better soundtrack to that than the sound of rain falling outside and the quiet of the house around me. I didn't want to leave this quiet little writing space I'd found.

I hope I can find it tomorrow.

This picture is from here; it's actually in Coffs Harbour, but I feel like the rain was almost that heavy here!


  1. Whenever it rains I want to spend the day in bed. It is so lovely to lay there listens to the big sloppy drops falling on the glass.

    Probably my favourite thing to do.

  2. "Rain" is one of those natural elements which most creatives love. I love that when it is pouring heavily outside and I'm sitting in my room writing or reading.

    I envy you that you're able to get up early to write. I'm more an afternoon writer ...

    Good luck with your screenplay and I'm sure you'll find that special creative corner tomorrrow and many more days. :)

  3. i LOVE the rain! nothing better than falling asleep listening to the rain. and waking up to it is nice too as long as you dont have to go to work!

    rain definitly sets the scene for a creative day at home.

  4. That sounds (and looks) like a lot of rain. Seriously though... every time I go to Sydney it rains. I reckon they should pay me to break the drought!