Weather Gear

Rain Gear

The simplest things can be transformational.

It’s grey, cold and drizzling on this Friday morning. My first thought is to burrow deeper into the blankets, to avoid this dreary day and wait for the sun. Instead I put on my walking gear. First, a soft, cozy shirt, fine gloves and leggings that embrace my body like a warm hug. Next, a light insulating layer. Finally, my rain jacket – light and loose enough to fit over everything but built to send the wind and raindrops bouncing back; the way a superhero’s armour repels bullets and lightning bolts.

Off we go, me and my furry pal. Striding out into the grey, the cold and the chill.  Protected. Invincible. Within minutes it happens. Our limbs stretch, muscles warm up and we fall into an easy rhythm together, breathing in the cool air and the fresh smells of spring. Worms, water, mud and the promise of green things sprouting everywhere. Before long the light seems brighter, the fresh, cool air fills our lungs. We turn our faces up as we walk and welcome the splash of the raindrops and the refreshing mist.

We walk for ages and return home damp, smiling, warm and invigorated.

The day is changed.

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