Rain is my favorite gift from Mother Nature.
It’s such a beautiful, soothing and natural thing. Today, there was a 0% chance of rain in the forecast. However, as most Wellingtonians know, you can never trust the weatherman or any weather app to truly confirm the weather out here.
Bright blue skies, fluffy white clouds, and a beaming sun. This is what downtown Wellington looked like when I left work:
When I rounded the corner on Evans Bay Parade, this is what I saw (no filter):
Looming clouds that resembled gray cotton candy had overtaken the blue backdrop.
And then I reached home after my peaceful hour-long walk as usual… and when I sat down in our kitchen, I suddenly heard soft pitter-patter of sprinkles erupt into downpours of crackles on my windows.
I’m talking like a serious downpour — full-on showers. Showers that apparently were completely unexpected today.
But that’s Wellington for you! So what did I do? Grabbed my GoPro, rain jacket, and ran out into the wind and rain to frolic, jump in puddles, record footage, look crazy, and get drenched. By the time I was back inside, it looked like I had gone for a swim in the ocean… and for the first time here, I actually felt bone-chillingly cold (cue “February Air” by LIGHTS). I can’t wait until winter.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
I love you, Wellington. I can’t wait until you rain and wind upon me even more fiercely as winter approaches.