03 January 2013 @ 09:19 am
"This is your favorite kind of day / it has no walls / the beauty of the rain / is how it falls"  

Dear Rain,

You only get to start falling once.

Please choose your dramatic moment carefully.

Thank you.

Me

P.S. Yes. You may also shift from drizzle to downpour. Once. If you insist.

Mirrored from Desert Dispatches: Wordpress Edition.

 
 
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Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 3rd, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Similar rules apply to the sun, which is limited to rising once per day.
asakiyume: sun spiderwebasakiyume on January 3rd, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
:D
asakiyume: dewdropasakiyume on January 3rd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Saw this on Facebook but came *here* to tell you how much I love it.

(I love it)
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 3rd, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
:-)

(And I still love discussion and comments that happen on actual posts ... fb just isn't quite the same!)
ellarien: Homeellarien on January 3rd, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Try telling that to the rain around here. ;-) I've known it start (and stop) three times in half an hour.

Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 3rd, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
I expect the rain will listen about as well as any character I write to. :-)
movingfinger: Indicomovingfinger on January 3rd, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's a tricky one (the rain more than the sun). I've read some books where the weather or some other (often pathetic-fallacious) indicator keeps resurging. It's distracting!

When it's done deliberately it can be funny or moving or whatever effect you intend, of course, but unintentional weather loops are goofy to read.
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 4th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's not a trick one gets to use once or so a book, or ever gets to use heavy-handedly.

And it helps if the rain has already been shown moving in ...
mmegaerammegaera on January 4th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Nice try. Don't ever try to come up here near Seattle and say that...
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 4th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
But how can the rain start if it never stops? :-)
mmegaerammegaera on January 4th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
It's not raining out there now...

Admittedly, we only had four days without rain the entire month of December [g].
Steven desJardinsstevendj on January 4th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
It worries me that I can no longer distinguish "writing a book" from "living in the desert".
Janni Lee Simner: saguarojanni on January 4th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
But all my books have been written in the desert. So clearly they are the same thing.
Jenny Gordonjennygordon on January 4th, 2013 08:30 am (UTC)
I think, perhaps, us over here in England have stolen all of your rain - it's done nothing but rain for the past 9 months and half the country is still flooded.

Sorry about that. I'll have a word and see if I can persuade some to head back your way ...
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/gullsjanni on January 4th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Well, here in Southern Arizona we never had much rain, but we'll certainly take any extra you can send us!
Jenny Gordonjennygordon on January 9th, 2013 08:32 am (UTC)
I'll see what I can do ;O)
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