It did eventually rain. The forecast for the afternoon was pretty adamant about the 90% chance of precipitation that just never seemed to materialize until after dark. For a while it was a good, satisfying, soaking rain too: but it didn’t last.

Living in southern California, rain is about the closest we can get to wintery weather without going to the mountains. There’s still a part of me that feels a little bit guilty for staying inside when the weather is nice out. It is balanced out by the irrational feelings of longing for an overcast, gloomy day to just stay inside as read a book. Instead, I made due by inviting my sister Bean over to watch a Christmas movie. We watched “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant, but it is hard to get cozy with the holiday sentiment of mid century cinema on a warm and sunny afternoon. I’m learning, increasingly, that the context in which a movie screening takes place makes a big difference in how well that movie translates to me as an audience.

So all things considered, it was a good day- even if it defied expectations.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on December 20, 2015.

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