It’s been raining a lot recently and the fresh air after a hard rain makes the warm Earth steam and drink in the water from the sky. There’s a word for the fresh feeling we get after the rains subside.
Petrichor: (n.) the smell of the earth after rain hits dry soil and soaks it into the ground.
This word means stone meeting the fluid of the gods. Water is rejuvenating and the giver of life for all creatures and plants on Earth.
Petrichor is the refreshing scent of earth and moss and water, bringing cleaner air and brighter skies.
It’s believed that we are so attracted to the smell of the earth after a rain because water is essential to life.
What’s your favorite part about the rain?
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