I'm a fan of a good rainy day; the kind that makes you want to take the day slowly. Today's rain was long overdue. It's been quite sometime since we've had any measurable rainfall in the area.
There's a quiet that comes with a rainy day. The silence is only broken by the occasional drippy sound of water as it makes its way down the metal downspout. Clouds hung in the sky for most of today, offering up another layer of sound insulation. The peacefulness in my house had very few interruptions; the clink of a coffee cup as it was set on the table, the rustle of newspaper as pages were turned, and the insistent cries of a cat who desperately wanted to drink the milk in my cereal bowl.
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