Windows of water. Mountains of cloud. Skies of grey. The rain soaked hours and dim rooms remind me to slow down. To let go of the unnecessary to-do list in my mind. To breathe. There is no need to rush headlong into the next moment, onward to the next activity. Pause, the day says. Hold the seconds in your hands and live each one before they slip one by one between your fingers into the sea of time. There will always be tomorrow to perfect that story, fulfill that expectation, strive towards those goals. Some days, rainy days, ask for quiet, for coffee, for books instead of moving forward. Pause in this sanctuary of clouds. For today move slowly like the drops of rain sliding down the smooth glass of the windows.