My love affair with soulful rain showers

Sunset with rain

rain drops“Rain”

As I sit looking at the rain fall through the sky filled with yellows and oranges of the sunset, feeling a cool moist breeze blow across my face. Smelling the odor of the raw earth,  the droplets  of rain, fall faster and faster until it becomes a steady downpour.  I drift back to when I was  a young girl and heavy downpours, flashes of lightening, and thunder frightened me. I would want to cuddle for protection. However, as the years went by, my love affair with rain began and then there was the inclusion of affection.

rain leavesSo what is a soulful rain shower; my quirky saying. Well it’s one of those days where it’s just too wet to go anywhere and all you want to do is stay home, listen to the water droplets fall, hearing the drops tapping on different objects like  an electronic drum or add some soulful music and let your imagination go.  Reminiscing on memories pleasing to your soul, sending you into a state of deep relaxation.

It is also thought to be romantic. For example, the moment when nothing else matters, getting lost in someones eyes. Feeling overwhelmed with emotion as they lean closer to plant a kiss on your now wet face. Many have professed this through music. I often incorporate music in everything and there have been some amazing songs created with rain as the leading lady. I am pretty sure that I have not included everybody’s favorite. Check out my list. Each song elicit different memories; different places in time throughout my life. Even the most controversial on the list that sent the entire world in an uproar when it was realized that they were not really singing. Here are my top pics in no specific order. What are yours?

♥Rain on Me: Ashanti
♥Love Rain: Jill Scott
♥Can you stand the rain: New Edition
♥Rain: SWV
♥Nights like this: After 7
♥Blame it on the rain: Milli Vanilli
♥It never rains in southern California: Tony Toni Tone
♥Candy Rain: Soul For Real
♥The Rain: Missy Elliot
♥Summer Rain: Carl Thomas

Why is rain so soothing? Some believe that it is related to the sounds we heard in the womb. What are your thoughts? Do you think showers in different locations alter your mood in different ways? Take a moment to check out the  sights and sounds of rain on the  Rainy Mood website.

July 31st, 2015 by