After the Rain
Posted on May 21 2011 at 10:58:58 PM in Personal
“Tap. Tap. Tap.” “Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap!” That heavy tapping on our galvanized metal sheets roof is now overpowering my hasty typing on my laptop’s keyboard. The rain drops really hard it reminds me of how I love those tiny drops of water from the sky when I was a kid: · Stick my tongue out and catch the rain hoping it would quench my thirst. · Fill a pail of rainwater then take a bath out of it.
· Run barefoot under the rain and feel the slippery mud as it tickles my little feet. When I grew up, things change a little. It’s more than just playing outside under the rain; it’s now about how I interpret the rain in relation to the journey of my life. Life, for me, WAS unfair. It was when things always turned bad before it gets better. It was when during college that I only have 20 pesos for lunch when all I needed is 200 pesos for my textbook. It was when I chose to walk home to eat leftover lunch to save that 20 pesos to make it 200 soon. Life WAS indeed unfair when somebody you’re age at this time was lavishly living their own. But that was BEFORE. Before when all I see was the dark sky before the rain and the foggy atmosphere when it pours, that life was UNDERAPPRECIATED. And even when the rainbow comes out after the rain? I was inside the house fallen asleep. Right now, I was able to make my own realization of how life is very similar to an environmental event like rain: