Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jesus, Bring the Rain...

I found myself singing and signing those words as I walked my dog. "Jesus, bring the rain..."

I had been trying to sleep during the day, in preparation for working an overnight shift. It's been a while since I've done that - well, the working the overnight part.... I do like to nap! I sent my kids to school and crawled back into bed. My phone, that could go a week without ringing, had a 30 minute repeat cycle. I ignored them all, and rolled over- again and again.

Then, I heard the thunder. I rolled over and opened one eye to peek at the sky through my window. Sunny. Weird... I must have actually fallen asleep. I closed my eyes again. The thunder repeated itself. By the third time, I looked at the clock. 11:30 AM. "Well," I thought, "If the dog and I are gonna walk, I'd better get up and do it now..."

I got up and got dressed. After brushing my teeth and putting in my contacts, I grabbed the dog's leash, and headed out to greet him. The sky was still sunny, though there were some darkening clouds in the direction of the thunder.

As I walked, I began to feel the discomfort of the humidity. It was hot...and humid. Ewww. I felt a drop, and then another. The lyrics came out about that time. As I thought about the last time I walked in the midst of a little "sunny thunder", I wondered if hail would be a part of this experience as well. Nope. Just a few sprinkles.

It wasn't until I was planting a few plants brought to me by friends that I really experienced some rain. Not much, but just enough to remind me of how much I like to walk in the rain.

I hope to have a real rain-walking experience in the near future. Until then, I'll just sing about it.

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