A few minutes ago, listening to my iTunes while working, one of my favorite songs cycled through:
A look out the window confirmed - it was a cold, rainy day. Strange how music can skew your entire outlook.
So I clicked fast-forward, and the next song on shuffle was "And It Stoned Me," by Van Morrison:
Fast-forward again, looking for something a little more positive. Next song:
Swear on your mom, all these songs came up on random shuffle, in a row.
I guess some days you just have to accept that rain's gonna fall.
(I know you're wondering. The next song that came up as I was writing this, was "The Last Train," by Janis Ian... which isn't ABOUT rain, but 'rain' is part of 'train'. Then, sure enough, "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" by the Cowsills. WTF?)
Now it's 7 pm, still steadily raining in St. Louis, and I have a fire in my fireplace. Hot tea, candles lit and some Nancy Wilson on the iPod. Soon I will put some bacon-wrapped scallops on the grill. (yes, I'm a REAL griller, not just a fair weather griller)
I snapped a picture of the candles. Looks nice, huh?