SOLSC Day 26: Pluviophile

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Pluviophile: “a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.”

I discovered this word tonight on Facebook. It’s me, a lover of rain. I love the sun as well but there is something soothing about rain. Especially spring rain which is often spirited with wind, sun breaks, and rainbows.

I moved from the ever sunny Southern California in 1970 to attend college. I didn’t realize that I would fall in love with rain. That was forty-four years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunshine as well. But a good rainstorm can be magical.

Could it be that with rain there’s a cleansing, a clearing of ideas? Or does the rain bring idea seeds? Whatever the case, I love the ever changing nature of weather in the Pacific Northwest. So happy to be a pluviophile.

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6 Responses to SOLSC Day 26: Pluviophile

  1. If you love the rain, then you’re definitely in the right place!

    For me, a rainy day is about necessity. If I don’t need to do it, then I don’t. Especially now that I have a small child, rainy days are a challenge when getting around (i.e., in and out of the car). However, I know we need the rain so I don’t ever want to wish it away.

  2. Tara Smith says:

    I am one too, Jone! All those years growing up with the Indian monsoon, no doubt.

  3. Julie Crain says:

    I’m with you. I love a good rain. It’s peaceful and makes everything clean and shiny!

  4. Linda Baie says:

    In Colorado, it’s so rare that we do love rain, need it, and love the magic of the cloudy day, being in, and so on. Thanks for sharing that wonderful word, Jone!

  5. Cindy says:

    I learned a new word today. My dear Aunt Betty Lou was a lover of rain and was known for taking her children out in the rain to sing and dance. After Betty Lou passed away way too early from cancer, her daughter named her own daughter, Rayna, in honor of her mother.

  6. jarhartz says:

    Great word. We could use some of that wet down here in Southern California.I agree, a good rainstorm can be magical. That beautiful green that comes only from rain. Miss that!

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