The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
(Excerpt from Longfellow’s The Rainy Day)
A nesting day. I am happy because I have today off and can just listen to the wind, the chimes and the pounding rain on the metal roof. Sometimes, when I choose to stay inside during the day to knit – I feel guilty. But on days like this, I ignore any sense of duty to the outdoors and my physical body to just drink tea, knit and read. Even the animals turn from the door when they see that the wind is driving to sleep inside all day.
Despite wanting to stay inside all day, I still get so restless! It’s much later in the day since I wrote the above and the rain has let up. We have a vibrant and warm constant wind and I love, love joining the wind. I feel like I could just be swept up like a leaf and be a fairy in the wind.
And so… I finished the above mitt! And I feel… like I want to put it away for a little while to just focus on the 2 sweaters that I have going: a Lopapeysa for the shop and a cropped cable knit for myself in the gold.
My computer is going a little wonky so I am going to post this and go join the wind in rubber boots!
For rainy days ( I could listen to his over and over):