Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rainy Day Reflections

Fleeting reflections on a rainy day -

A huge golf umbrella shielding a cell phone talker as she takes up half the sidewalk space.

People waiting in doorways with the hopes the downpour will stop.

Brave souls without umbrellas rushing through the rain.

Puddles at every corner.

Cars honking, people dashing across the street when they don't have the light.

A water taxi leaving to go across the river. I wonder how many people are on it? A canvas covers the sides so I can't tell.

A drummer man playing his drums on the bridge and hoping to get tips, despite the rain.

Squishing shoes as I walk through the train terminal.

The unpleasant feeling of the back of my legs and one arm being wet as I type this on the train.

How about you? Do you have any rainy day reflections?


  1. Anonymous7:47 PM

    My rainy day reflections-- it would be nice to have more rainy days?


    I enjoyed yours, thanks for sharing!

  2. It seems it always rain when I have something planned to do.
    my reflections are slightly different;
    10 mph moving traffic on I290 due to the downpour causing obstructed vision. At this speed I will be home two hours later than I've planned.

    Kids jumping puddles and dancing in the rain. I always enjoyed that when I was younger and now, I hide under my umbrella worrying about my hair frizzing up.

    Watching people awaiting the bus and trying to avoid the water splashing by passing cars. There was time I thought it was fun to do.

    Cold feeling of wet clothes clinging to my skin while running through the parking lot to the office building. Walking into air conditioned room while wet is not a pleasant experience.

    Looking around and seeing flowers bloom and trees turn more green is the only positive thought about a rainy day.


  3. I like rainy days! Reminds me of my home state of Oregon.

    My rainy day reflection from yesterday was witnessing our flash flood warning in action - a road transformed into a raging river and flooding a several-acre park with four feet of water!

    L. Diane Wolfe


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