Rain…Yay!

This post inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #43: Rain

 

What is rain?…

 

RAAAIIIN!!
RAAAAIIIN!!
RAAAIIIN!!

A warm July evening…
A small boy dashed from one puddle to another…his voice pitched high with excitement. His wispy blonde hair matted from the downpour.

Be careful Buddy!

He jumped back from the edge of the concrete steps…onto the lawn. The ground soaking wet. He hopped. One foot. The other foot. Arms waving.

Do you like the rain?

He stopped. Gaze fixed. On the grass. The garden. The fence. Through the rain drops. Watching. And listening. The summer shower hitting the porch. The roof. Dripping down his forehead. His nose.

He blinked fast to clear his eyes.
Short legs planted firmly. Arms spread wide.
His body momentarily a statue…

RAAIIN!!

Another hop. A small jump. A twirl. Fingers patted the evergreen bush.

The ground spongey.  T-shirt stuck to his tummy. Shorts soaked.
The brick walkway puddled.
Splash…one blue sneaker. Splash the other one.
A two-year old’s happy tap dance. A smile plastered in place.

Do you like the rain?..

RAAIIN!!

Where’s the rain coming from, buddy?

SKY!!

Little wet hands reached out.
Unfolded.
Palms up…

RAIN!!

Do you like the rain?..

He paused. Pointed and…turned to his parents.
His outstretched arms raised in celebration…
A Victory V…
…and a final shout…

RAIN!!
YAYYYYY!!

 

So there you have it…
Rain is joy.

 

 

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