Story suggested by Linda Owen Guy Thursday 11 March
Pitter….. patter….. pitter….. patter…. pitter…. patter.
Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, pitter-patter, pitter-patter
Rain falling is a rhythmic pattering sound, like a lullaby it can help people fall asleep quickly. The brain unconsciously relaxes and produces alpha waves, close to the state of our brain when we sleep.
Sitting under a tin roof, the first drop is a SPLAT! Followed by further splats and then a steady roar, making conversation difficult; anyway splashes will drive you inside.
As the rain tails off we get an array of sounds:
drip, drip, drip …drip
After rain a strong earthy smell arises. It is rich and fecund, catching the back of your throat and prompts idle thoughts of becoming a farmer. Petrichor it is called.
The sun breaks through clouds. The tin roof goes skcilc, skcilc as the roof metal stretches in the warmth.