My opinion here may not be a popular one in the current climate, but…
I like rain…and fog.
Lately it has been raining so often in Rhode Island that complaints about the weather seem to enter into every exchange. Interchangeable with “have a nice day” are expressions like “pray for sun.”
I was curious, and googled (as one does) “rain, depression” – of course lots came up about rain exacerbating depression. Then I realized – rain doesn’t make me feel depressed, actually. So I typed in “mood, rain” – up popped a web site solely devoted to rain sounds. They claim that listening to the rain sounds helps you to – focus, relax and sleep.
Ah hah! There it was! People pay for these sounds!
Rain makes me feel comforted. Relaxed. Free to be antisocial if I wish –
Rain check, anyone?!
It gives me permission to go inward, and I have come to understand that I need that.
And fog – how can you not love it? The rigidity of what is – being softened, or even erased, right before our eyes – that, to me, is magical.
The rain and the fog – they are my friends, too.