The Streets of Paris, After the Rain

In winter, there are lots of days when you wake up to: rain, dark clouds, snow, snow turning into rain (the most irritating thing ever), slush, or more rain.

Add to that temperatures with a negative symbol preceding the number. Or a zero, if you’re lucky. Winter breeds laziness and makes you hide under the covers because you just can’t be bothered to put on 3 layers of clothing for a 15-minute walk where you will most probably freeze to death anyway.

But I seriously try to fight these feelings of laziness because there is so much to do and so many things happening in the real world. I woke up one morning to nonstop rain, and I forced myself to the shower, threw on layers of clothes, compiled a Rainy Winter Day playlist for my iPod, and applied make-up (waterproof, of course). After going through all that trouble, there was no backing out – I had to leave the house. Sure, I got wet. The metro was slippery from all the dripping umbrellas and my boots were in a sad state from sinking into one too many potholes. But after spending several hours in a museum, I emerged to see — sunlight! And blue skies! And the pavement was still glistening from the rain and there were so many people out and everyone was smiling and everything looked beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Currently listening to:
My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine

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