Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cloudy Day Inspiration

I have always loved a good dark and dreary day. It's on cloudy, rainy days that I always want to curl in a blanket and write up a storm (pun intended).

The best things about rain: the feeling of being safe and warm inside, the smell after a fresh storm, and the pitter patter on my windows. I know a lot of people feel sad and tired on rainy days, but for whatever reason I feel empowered, exhilarated, and inspired.

Mount Mordor... or just the mountains surrounding my house.

Maybe it's like how certain types of music can inspire someone, but have absolutely no effect on someone else. For me Tori Amos has some amazing songs that transport me somewhere else, and sometimes I just let her lyrics carry me away.

Even on "So You Think You Can Dance," a dance elimination show, certain dances create a breath-taking vision for me, and immediately I flip off the television and write a short story.

I know that everyone is different, but I've enjoyed the beautiful rainy days that presently have bestowed their inspiration on me. What kind of weather is your favorite? What music turns on the creative side of your brain?

As I was snapping pics of my backyard in the storm, my pug watched me intently, wondering why I am so weird.