Ever had a conversation with someone that made you say, hmm I wonder who came up with that saying? Of course you have. There are so many phrases and words in our vocabulary, and we honestly have no idea where they originated from and why we use them. We just know they sound good, and it seems to make perfect sense so it's added to our mental database and used when necessary. That is, until you hear something that fits the scenario, but it just doesn't quite add up so you embark upon a quest to find out why.
A conversation with a friend of mine, who by the way is an amazingly talented writer, said, 'That's about as right as rain. You know, one of those idioms I was talking about in my last post'. I said, 'Well rain is pretty awesome, unless of course it is about to ruin your plans, then maybe not so much?' Doesn't answer the question though. So, the light bulbs went off, and we were both kinda stuck with the deer in a headlight gaze. See, here we go again. But what does right as rain mean though? I volunteered to have a go at it, let's see what I came up with!
AJ writes & blogs from her home in Atlanta, GA. You can also find her work as a contributing writer at www.groovmagazine.com
"This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard." -Neil Gaiman