Thursday, June 17, 2010

Walking in the Rain

The other day I was walking and I was caught in a rainshower; on the wet coast this is not unusual. What was nice is that as the rain fell, the wind blew and the scent of falling rain, mixed with the fragrance of the flowers and the river made me think how lucky I was to be  in this spot at this time. I watched a couple walking towards me, older both in shorts, like me they had not expected the sudden shower. As I watched the man who was wearing what looked like a sweat top, took his sweater off and handed it to his partner, who immediately put in on her head to protect herself from the rain. She was wearing a t shirt and shorts. I am not sure I would have done that as the man was not wearing an undershirt. So now walking toward me was an older man, no shirt and his partner with a shirt over her head. I wonder what the backstory is on this gesture, which I thought was a nice one, but it made me think, would I do the same, so I watched the couple walking in the rain and thought of the song "Singing in the Rain"

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