Friday, June 16, 2017

Loving the Rain

I looked at the radar like an air traffic controller. The yellow-orange was heading this way due to arrive in minutes. Lily wanted to go out and so did I. So I closed the house windows grabbed my umbrella and left. As we walked through Precious Blood cemetery the skies opened up drumming on my umbrella. I loved it. Lily was soaked her collar was now dark purple. I was smiling. When we went back out onto the street there were two rivers of rainwater. I saw a mother and daughter sharing a yellow umbrella leaping to cross the streams. They ducked into the candy store. Sweet Celeste rolled down her window and offered me a lift. "Thanks, but I chose to come out in this," I said. "I looked at the radar map and did it anyway. It's still better than being trapped by four walls."