I had written this a couple or three years ago. Going through my archives I came across this, and decided to let you read it. May be you have already read it…. but that’s okay, right? Read it again why don’t you.
It has been raining in Quincy for so many days. The weather reminds me of the days in 1993 when the levy was breached and the town was flooded. This time, the rains come in spurts, heavy deluge that makes you stop and take a look at the world outside; and at other times, it is soft continuous pitter patter and the heart sings to the tune of these drops falling on the broad leaves of the trees, mixed with the rumble of soft thunder.
I shut the engine of my car on the way home,
roll down the windows a little and listen to the rhythm
and music of the rain on the roof of the car,
while my heart sang with the rain.
I close my eyes, and see me seventy years earlier
running out of the house, bare feet, hair flying
around my face, my arms stretched
sticking my tongue out, so I could taste rain;
The drops of rain roll down along the windows
and the intense desire takes over— I want
to touch this rain; I want the hair to get drenched again.
I open the door and get out; the rain drops bathe my face;
they take my breath away.
I stand there, and realize that there are tears in my eyes.
I pretend to wipe the wind-shield, and see a squad car pull up behind
An officer gets out of his patrol car, all dressed up in rain gear,
“Is there a problem doctor? Do you need a ride home?”
I look at his rain clothes, and say, “No thank you! I had to get out of the car,
just so I could once again feel the rain, like I did when I was at home
Seven decades ago!!”©