Do you love it when it rains? Do you love strolling down the street on a rainy afternoon? Do you love cozying up in your pajamas with a cup of coffee and your favorite book on a dark stormy night? Well, then you might be a pluviophile. Someone who loves the rain.
Unlike others, we don’t complain about getting our hair, clothes, and shoes wet. We celebrate the sensation of the cool droplets soaking and nourishing our skin, giving us a new lease of life.
Pluviophile – A lover of rain
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” – Bob Marley
My heart fills up with an indescribable excitement as I look up at the bruised purple sky. As the intimidating, gigantic clouds seamlessly sail in from the other end of the horizon, I see other land dwellers rushing for cover. Their crudeness enrages the sky and it thunders in anger leaving mere mortals rattled in their bones, making birds and animals tremble in fright and the trees dancing in unison to appease the angry clouds with some assistance from the whistling winds.
I open my eyes wider at the crackling thunder as a bright flash of light engulfs everything around me splitting the sky into two. As the sky heals again, I am dazzled by the stunning display of the web of lightning moments ago. I hope in my heart that the next one lasts more than a fleeting moment so that I can capture it in my mind’s camera. I stand silently and observe the world around me falling into chaos while embracing the beauty that’s unfolding in front of my very eyes.
My heart is filled with joy without notice as the familiar calming melody of icy, sharp raindrops piercing the warm dry earth seeps into my ears. As the rain moves in towards me from the distance, I feel my heart pounding faster. And then it happens. The cold, nourishing tears from the sky drenches me in its comforting embrace. I feel goosebumps on my skin as my clothes are impregnated by the wrath of the overbearing rain. I feel the freshness of the crisp, refreshing air caress my face. I take a slow deep breath in as the rain quenches the dreadful thirst of the dry, warm earth. The ephemeral aroma of the petrichor emanating from the ground fills my soul. I feel it healing the wounds in my heart as it washes away all the stress and anxiety corrupting my mind all day. Never has a world painted in gray looked more beautiful.
As I start walking towards my home, I feel a smile forming on my face and my heart lifted with pure bliss and euphoria. I am now happy. I am at peace. This is my meditation. I feel alive.
I am a pluviophile.
A lover of rain.
If you feel something similar when it pours, then you are a rain lover. The word Pluviophile is derived from the Latin term “pluvial,” which translates to rain, and the word “phile,” which means a person. Hence, we are people who find happiness & peace of mind on rain-soaked days.
Signs you’re a Pluviophile
“I think rain is as necessary to the mind as to vegetation. My very thoughts become thirsty, and crave the moisture.” – John Burroughs
I absolutely love the rain. And if you do too, then here are a few telltale signs & indicators that you are also a certified rain lover just like me.
Check out the signs listed below and find it out for yourself:
1. You feel relaxed & comfortable
Rain transports you to a transcendent state and makes you experience nirvana. It not only helps you relax, whether outside or at home or even at work, but it also heals and soothes your inner self. While most people tend to complain about rainy days, you feel this is the most comforting time of the year. As you revel in the sounds and sensations of rain, you enjoy relaxing in your home with great food, books, and movies along with your loved ones or by yourself.
2. You find the dark sky beautiful
Although you don’t hate sunny and bright days, you find dark skies lined with heavy intimidating clouds poetically beautiful. The gray and purple hue engulfing the sky makes the world even more colorful for you than it usually is. Looking up at the sky is a treat for you as you can see the dark clouds in all its glory and see the raindrops falling on your face. It paints your heart with the color of bliss.