07 June 2015

10:23 AM


10:23 AM. The clock's monotonous ticking draws up into reality. My eyes flutter several times to acknowledge my surroundings. The sheets are warm. Morning dust covers my eyes. I am too comfortable to be stirred out of bed and acknowledge the minimalistic to-do schedule waiting for me upstairs. No; today is one of those days to view the world, in all five senses.

The soft pattering of the rain on my window is calming.  I slowly rise up to draw away curtains which obstruct the window view. Raindrops on windows are beautiful to watch. They would first land onto the surface as individuals. Slowly, as more droplets land and merge together, a thin layer of water would inverted reveal itself. This is the view I see.

I lay back onto my bed and draw the blankets closer. Passing cars which rush to work greet me with a whoosh of water spraying onto sides of the street. The intensity of the rain mirrors a ballet dancer: delicate, yet powerful.



Thoughts of this summer replicating the summer of '10 or '11 --  one of the rainiest summers in the state -- enter in an unwelcome fashion. The idea, I presume, must come from there being one sun break in the weather, when my cousins and I visited a playground fresh from a drizzle.

I imagine New York City and their rain: millions of people rush to snag a taxi while shielding their morning coffee to the best of their abilities. In the midst of all of the orderly chaos would be a person with a yellow umbrella, standing out from the network of rainy shields.

And the thought, of there being a bright sun in all of the down pour, makes me smile.

45 comments:

  1. Woah! MORNINGTIME4! You have some serious explaining to do!

    How dare you be some flipping amazing at writing! Ha ha, I'm only kidding!

    Your writing really gets to me. So much, in fact, that it almost makes me feel like I'm there, experiencing it. And THAT is a true gift to have!

    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Miss Internet! :) For years I've been trying to work on technique and I'm not sure if it's getting better or worse, but you've encouraged me to stay positive, on that part. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  2. Your writing is amazing. This is such a great post c:

    hannie | VANILLA LOVIN

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    1. Thank you, Hannie! :) Gah, did you change your blog URL? That may explain why I haven't been receiving your posts in my feed lately...

      xoxo Morning

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  3. With the rain softly pattering outside here too, I feel like I am with you, thinking about rainy summers and New York City. Your descriptions are fantastics!

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    1. Thanks, Oakstar! I wrote this several days ago, but the weather is still... odd. It was cloudy this morning, windy this afternoon, and sunny this evening. What is it with the weather? Not that I'm complaining!

      xoxo Morning

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    1. Thanks. Me too. ^.^ Sometimes the rain dampens my spirit, but only slightly!

      xoxo Morning

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  5. Rains.
    Something that I need right now, in my city.
    We had a light drizzle here, yesterday evening. But nothing more.
    Rainy mornings are beautiful. Waking up to see the grey, cloudy sky and and to see the drops of rain stuck to the glass of your window somehow encourages me.
    (Strange, but it's empowering)
    Very well written post!
    Stay awesome as ever,
    Much love,
    Archie
    http://eeriefairy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Archie! I used to have this huge fixation on watching the raindrops fall and "race" each other to the other side of the window when I was about eight. I'll be sure to check out your blog!

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Perfection. Rain is such a precious gift. ♥

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Adelaide. <3 By the way, I just got your package and I'M FANGIRLING. THANK YOU SO MUCH. *squeals and fangirls*

      xoxo Morning

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  7. This is so well written and great <3

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    1. Thank you, Arushee! <3 <3 <3

      xoxo Morning

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    1. Rainy mornings can seem dampening at times, but you just have to see the beauty in it. :)

      xoxo Morning

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  9. I love your writing, Morning! This is so beautiful and soothing!

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    1. Thank you! *gives Hannah a cookie*

      xoxo Morning

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  10. IN. AWE. OF. YOU. RIGHT. NOW.
    Your writing is simply breathtaking! Ahh. Rain. It truly is a beautiful thing. <3

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    1. THANK YOU EVE!!! :D Rain is quite beautiful. Funny, I was having a conversation with my brother and was saying, "If we wanted an ideal weather schedule, it would be sunny in the mornings, slight breezes in the afternoon, and rain in the evening." But it doesn't work like that now, does it? XD

      xoxo Morninig

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  11. Wow your amazing at writing xx :) such a great post :)
    http://agirlblogx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Your writing is so powerful and connects with something inside me<3 You have an amazing gift there, Morning! <3

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    1. Whoa. To hear that my writing connects people-- it means a lot. Thank you for this.

      xoxo Morning

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  13. yes, NYC would be the best city in the world to visit. Especially on a rainy day :)
    amazing as always <3

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    1. New York City is amazing, isn't it? I've been there once before and I would love to visit it again. Thank you!

      xoxo Morning

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  14. Rain in the late evening as I try to fall asleep is a very refreshing/soothing sound. It does make us appreciate the sunny days a lot more though. You worded this post beautifully!

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    1. Funny, a slight drizzle was what I fell asleep to last night, too! It's very calming and indeed, it does make us appreciate the sunny days more. I would love to have a summer morning break in all of these cloudy mornings. Thank you, Bethany! That means a lot to me.

      xoxo Morning

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  15. Stop and see the world will all our five senses. I think that's something we need to do more often. With our lives being so busy most of the time, stopping to appreciate what's around us and to experience it in all its fullness rather than merely passing through blindly is more important than ever, in my opinion. Beautiful post.

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    1. I agree, Imogen. There's this one book I read called Stargirl (it's been Jerry Spinelli) where the titular character goes out into the middle of the desert and does "nothing", but it's everything; she becomes a part of the earth, like a vessel which lets the five senses pass through. Thank you.

      xoxo Morning

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  16. This post makes me want to wake up differently! Your vivid descriptions enlighten my day (especially the raindrops and ballerina references)!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! :) I wish I could wake up like this everyday.... when it's the school year, the alarm clock rings, and I hit the snooze button, thinking, "I need five more minutes!" XD

      xoxo Morning

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  17. ....wow!

    pengirl9.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, PenGirl! Speechless? ;)

      xoxo Morning

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  18. Beautiful writing, once again! I love these pictures :D

    ~Noor

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    1. Thank you, Noor! :D Which photo was your favorite?

      xoxo Morning

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  19. Hey there, Morning! This is so gorgeous, all the way around.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog--made my day =) Looking forward to checking yours out more. I really like what I've seen so far! Anyway, I am looking for a Catholic teen CP (creative partner) and was wondering if you'd be interested? If you are and/or would like more info, please shoot me an email: 11anniem@gmail.com Looking forward to hearing from you!

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    1. Hi, Anne! :) Thank you so much! I love your blog too! I just contacted you about it. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  20. Hello! Could you please add my blogs to your Friends page? creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    and ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com
    I hope you follow my blog Precious Moments by email! Love, Ashley

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    1. Hi! Um, I'm going to contact you on your blog about this, all right? ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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    2. Yeah. That's fine. I saw your comment, and I replied to it on my post. :) I would like to get to know you better too! I hope you enjoy your trip!
      Love,
      Ashley

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    3. Thank you! :) I'm glad you understand.

      xoxo Morning

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  21. The thought makes me happy too, Abby. Thank you dear <3

    Chloe | Curious Ramblings

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    1. You're welcome, Chloe; thank you. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  22. Wow, your writing is amazing! I love the rain ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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