This summer I have decided to simply write as much as I can about whatever topic I think about. Here is the first entry.
"Even before I could get this notebook out the thunderstorm that would have been the subject ended. I love the rain, specifically downpours. I guess I have to put some qualifications on that declaration. I love rain when I am inside a room with windows where I can watch the water hit the ground in rhythm with the sound meeting my ears or the droplets drop down the criss-crossed patchwork of the screen surrounding our pour.
"I would have to say that a lot of that love centers on the sound. I feel that sentence leading down a rabbit trail so I'll bring myself back to the point. In most other situations I feel ambivalent about or annoyed at the rain.
"When I'm in my car anything short of a light rainfall causes great annoyance due to my odd windshield wipers. I actually don't like any kind of rain when I'm in the car. Driving in the rain is not a lot of fun for me.
"When I'm outside rain isn't always convenient but I love running through the rain. It makes me want to be a kid again.
"I don't like drizzle, the anticipation of more rain that never comes."
This first entry isn't much or the next great American masterpiece but hopefully a step in the right direction.