Communing With Nature


Today I renewed my long lapsed bond with the rain. We used to be good friends, rain and me. Then I guess I grew up and forgot to stay in touch. But today was different.

I was feeling more than a little blue. It was one of those days that starts good and then crumbles. I had happily decided to spend the day alone at home. Plans with friends were canceled. A little “me-time” I thought would be good. I could sleep late, read some and shamelessly watch reruns of Friends.  Well I did all that. But by 4pm I was done with the hermit act and was wandering forlornly around the house looking for either something to do or something to eat, whichever I may find first.  

Then I saw the rain. Beautiful, wild rain teasing me till I went out to play. So I did. In my self imposed exile there was no one to tell me I shouldn’t. Feeling a little crazy and dressed in as little as I could – since the idea was to feel the rain on my bare skin -I ventured out.  Half an hour later I was soaked through and happier than I had been in a long time. It was a hell of a lot more therapeutic than any day at the spa. I finally understood what Topaz Mortmain felt when she “communed with nature” – although I still had my clothes on.

The only thing I couldn’t understand though was why I had not done this in the last 10 years. I’m pretty sure I did – or at least tried to – when I was a kid. And I know that in the recent past I have often had the impulse, but I never acted upon it. Somewhere I read that growing up means you just acquire more inhibitions. That, I believe is exactly what happened to me. Well no more. I have decided that I will no longer resist temptation. Rain or otherwise


8 thoughts on “Communing With Nature

  1. Bummer. Never refused a Lady before,

    But not before 24th December …… too many commitments, can’t end up with a croak in the throat you see.

    I’m not trying to wriggle out of it at all, you understand, but I do need to sing.

    Drop in to Scotskirke, Galle Face next Sat (12th) at 7pm if you are free, for a very traditional carol service. Quality of singing should be good and the programme carefuly thought out

    1. darn, i’m supposed to attend another carol service the very same evening. would have been nice to see you sing.

      as for that walk, theres always next year 🙂

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