Rain Walker

 In Weekly Forum Discussion, Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham; Creatively Hip

There is something about rain. I am called to it. I step outside and begin walking. I have no idea where I am going. I just walk. My mind spins. I begin to think about all the things I have to do, my plans for the future, if I am going in the right direction, problems that need to be solved … and then I reach a dead end. It is time to turn around and head home.

On this journey my mind becomes clear. The solutions appear. My plans are sketched out. I see the path I need to take. I feel good about myself and where I am headed. I see my mistakes as doors that led me to where I am today. I feel happy and free.

I look up to the sky. The rain pours down upon my face. I am washed and nourished like the ground beneath me. The rain has nurtured my soul. I am thankful for life. I am soaked from head to toe and I am at peace.

I continue on my way. I am so thankful for today. I am thankful for the rain. It is a peaceful feeling to know you are okay. I have plans for the road ahead. These plans may not work out how I envisioned them, but the intent is there. Plus I know I will enjoy the process and I will learn something. Sometimes I learn about life, while other times I learn more about me.

I arrive home. My clothes are stuck to me. This gives me a chuckle. After I peel off the wet layers I get into my big comfy clothes and start a warm fire. I enjoy the warmth of my fire and tea. I stare out the window at the rain coming down. I am cozy and warm, still thankful for my journey. I know the rain will pass, but the joy of the rain will still linger. I will be opening my windows soon and the smell of fresh rain will fill my home.  The essence of peace, love and fresh thoughts will fill the air.

I am okay. I am strong. I can see clearly on this cloudy rainy day. Life is good today. Joy is dancing in the air. I love a great walk in the rain almost as much as I love to dance. I have never danced in the rain. The next time it rains there will be a dance.

The rain nourishes so many things. It is a necessity for life.

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