Rain Rain Go Away

If you live in Vancouver you’ll be promised one thing; lot’s of rain. That’s what makes Vancouver so appealing for hackwriter.com writer Michael Sean Morris. Read about Morris’s love of rain in his aptly titled article; Rain.

“Right now it’s raining. I know, I know… It’s Vancouver; it always rains, right? Well, yes, it does rain, and the rain features in the work of a lot of Vancouver writers, but this is different. This isn’t the passive-aggressive drizzle that’s been haunting our fair city 200+ days a year since time began. This is pure aggression, a driving downpour from the heart of a black cloud, which comes on suddenly and turns the street in front of my house into the northernmost arm of the Fraser.

Because it doesn’t happen every day, a rainstorm like this gives you reason to pause, to marvel at the singular phenomenon that makes Vancouver so beautiful. Getting caught in one is the first initiation you’ll get as a Vancouverite, and running out into one on purpose is a sure sign you’ll never be anything else. So after the rain has slowed, and as I’m toweling off, I’m still marveling at something that’s experienced all over the world and yet embraced, culturally, here like no place else. Fortunately, living here, I am not at a loss for words to describe it, though I am careful not to drip all over the very expensive keyboard when I do.

When it rains, whenever it rains, I am instantly reminded why it is that I live here. Today I was re-baptised in the best West Coast fashion, and now that it’s over I am thrilled to have had the privilege.”