Go on a rainwalk
We had heavy rain here this evening and I was out in it for about an hour. By the time I got back, my shoes were heavy with water. My coat is dripping onto the floor and it will take my hat twenty four hours to dry out.
By the time I got home it was raining so much I was wet through my overcoat and shirt. So I carried on and started wading into the streams that run in the sides of the road and splashing in puddles. I've also been practising how to flip an umbrella up and catch it by the handle.
Very few people go out in the rain. Perhaps they don't realise they are waterproof. Anyway, it's a good selection process. And it's testament to the abundance of low hanging fruit in the world. Not only does the rain sound good, create opportunities for fun, and make everything clean, it keeps the rest of you off the streets when I want to walk.
A song I used to listen to has the lyrics, "I feel likes it's raining all over the world." That's exactly what it feels like. Rain gives you a dual sense of isolation and expansion. Any of you who have been in a cloud on top of a hill will know the feeling.
I don't know why more people don't whistle in public, sing in the rain, or practise catching a spinning umbrella, but I recommend it.