i got off the taxi ten minutes walk from my place because i was in a carpool
i started walking.
it started to drizzle
i walked faster
it rained harder.
i walked even faster, broke to a jog
it rained even harder, became a shower
i started jogging faster, became a sprint
it rain harder, became a downpour
the less humored would have called it a joke from God
the more tolerant would have called the irony of life
but i was mad, i was laughing at one of the most enjoyable moments in my life
people always say rain refreshes the land, but i saw it refreshes the soul and mind
the rain landed on my skin with grace
my cotton t-shirt and jeans quickly soaked up all the rain water
my glasses were spotted with dots
the rainwater entered my eyes, clouded my vision.
but my tongue was dancing around, savoring every raindrop that would enter
the world around me was clouded by a fog of rain
a woman ran past me in athletic gear, she smiled at me, seeming as to enjoy this moment.
i already had the biggest grin that i could remember
if you looked at me from afar, i was quite a sight
soaked clothes from top to bottom, cutting through the blanket of rain but smiling
right at that moment, i felt i was from the rocky movie, where the vision was clouded by the pouring rain,
where the protagonist had his head down and his mind only on one thing
for the longest time i could remember, this was the first time my mind was focused on such an animal instinct, reaching my home door.
i ran as hard as i could, just as any animal would do to find shelter
i reached my homedoor, i pressed the bell multiple times
but i realized i should have stayed in the rain, let the rain go through me, and refresh me from the inside-out.
i don’t expect you to follow here because i ran as hard as a i could, but i still wanted to be in the rain running to wherever it brought me to.
but i had to go home, to change, to prepare for the “real world” where no one walked around soaked.
you know how humans always act according to social norms, doing the appropriate things, well try for once or twice just to break the rules, and do something unexpected
when you do, people might find you mental, but you’ll find the joy in some of those crazy things you do
i stood at my door waiting
my body was soaked with rain, but my mind and soul felt so refreshed
i wish i could stay in the rain longer
my maid saw me, she was shocked.
i laughed, looked back in the rain and smiled.