Chandler Day 204: This Valley Isn’t Any Fun

DSC04086Some days are just filled with ups and downs. ¬†Arguments and bad feelings and then talking and back to normal. Rain and storms and then clarity. Life is full of ups and downs. Highs and lows. Actions and reactions. While the lows suck and they can be miserable I think they are important. I’d go so far as to say they are necessary. We need them to learn. I know I have learned the most about myself when I am at my lowest. I learned today the damage that can be done from shutting down and not letting anyone in on how you feel.

Chandler Day 86: Rain Drops

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Today seemed like the first real spring rain. The sky clouded up and you could feel it coming. Finally rain instead of snow. I love the rain. I love watching it pour down, in sheets, the sky emptying itself. And the way the air feels afterwards. The smell of rain and wet dirt. The sound of water droplets falling from trees and buildings. The sound of tires on wet pavement. The cooled wet air on your skin. The rain itself falling and hitting your skin. The way everything is darkened, turned more vibrant. Rain involves all of our senses. It forces every part of us to pay attention. To pay attention to itself and the world around us.