For those not in the northeast, there’s been a nor’easter howling about the past week or so. According to meteorologist and country singer Luke Bryan, rain is a good thing. So I suppose I need to avoid thinking about the net negative Vitamin D I’ve been getting since last Saturday. Or that my iPhone weather app has rain in every single forecast going forward for the next week.
Ignoring those details, my thesis plans to prove Luke Bryan is correct using two examples. First, there is nothing more fun, in my mind, than playing sports in the rain. While we had to cancel our lacrosse practice on Tuesday, and almost cancelled it yesterday, we made it up to Bill Alfond field last night and had ourselves a blast. I used to love playing soccer in the rain, on a muddy field with no high-beam lights, but our artificial turf and stadium lighting were just fine. Because the lights are so bright, you can see every drop of rain falling, but then outside the field is pure darkness. Once you accept you’re getting wet no matter what, the fun begins.
The other great thing about Colby in the rain is the arboretum. I may have written about it previously, but if you go down past the rugby field, Colby has land that has been turned into some paths through the woods. In the middle of the arboretum is a river. A couple weeks ago, its flow was like a faucet that happened to have been left on by accident. But after this rain, any small landmass that had appeared will have been swept up by inches of rainwater that have found their way to the river. I’d explain some more, but I think I need to go check it out myself!