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Embrace the Rain

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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
Published March 6th 2011
Why does the rain always get the muddy end of the stick? Why is the muddy end of the stick the bad end to have? Sunny days get all the glory while rainy days are like annoying family members - they're necessary, but you hope they'll visit while you're out of town. Yes, the rain can wreak havoc, but no more than any other face of Mother Nature.

It's time to embrace the rain. Instead of getting out Monopoly, get out into it.

Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain


Summer Rain
Make like Gene Kelly and start Singin' in the Rain! Or go swimming. Most people go swimming when the sun is shining, but swimming in the waves on a humid day with fat droplets of water falling from the sky is a strange and wondrous experience.

Night Rain
Go for a walk, sans umbrella. It's dark, no-one can see that you look like Bellatrix Lestrange, only with wilder hair and smudgier make-up. Walking freely in the rain, without squeezing into doorways, scurrying like a gecko with a bumbershoot, trying to protect coiffures and maquillage, is a very liberating sensation.

Heavy Rain
Get that amazingly virtuous feeling by getting out and scrubbing down your car without using the hose and bucket. While you're at it, get nekkid and scrub down yourself in your own little rain-shower. (Not recommended for public arenas.)

Freezing, Stinging, Pelting Rain
This is where it's acceptable to drag your duvet to the couch, watch Casablanca with a glass of wine and a box of chocolate truffles, and relax in the cocoon of the downpour.

Remember, the fun doesn't stop with the last rain-drop. Afterwards, you can give yourself a luxurious mud beauty treatment, or just like Alan Marshall, you can jump puddles (or jump in them, if you so desire).
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Comments
Oh Michaelie, I love rain and your article showed more ways to enjoy it.
It is so understated, it cleans, nourishes, cosy, and lots of FUN. So glad someone else sees its true value!

Lexa
By Lexa T - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 3rd of April @ 09:19 am
Yes, rain can't stop us what normally we like to do.

by Jackie C
By jc120 - reader
Saturday, 14th of September @ 09:24 pm
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