Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rain or Shine?

Have you tried walking in the heavy rain yet? You know, not because you were caught by it but because you want to enjoy it? Did you ever try playing in the cold, murky flood and dig your toes in the sand below it? Would you ever drink rainwater? You hate the icy rain all over you, but isn’t the rush of water feels soothing and relaxing to your soul? And if you are all for the fun and pleasure of it, you may want to go hide and seek, play “habulan” or just simply walk over that tiny bridge and stare at the stream of water underneath. Suddenly everything looks and feels natural, isn’t it?

While we attempt to hide our childish fantasies, we tend to lose them along the way. And then we somehow became as confused as to what makes us really happy and content. I know people who get lonely when it’s raining. They have, by some means, associate it with tears and loneliness. And by the way, who would not get upset of rains on a special event say, wedding day? Actually in most occasions, rain is never a good sign. As there ever been a mainstream pop voice so effortlessly melancholy as that of Karen Carpenter? Written in her classic Rainy Days and Mondays song:

"What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.."

But I say, nothing in life can make you miserable unless you allow it. Everything has its ups and downs. The Bible says you have the power to choose between a blessing and curse. So? Learn to enjoy your present. Accept that there are always two sides of the coin. Rain or shine, they are both your blessings.

1 comment:

  1. hey malou, long time no read or comment! naalala ko tuloy nung bata pa ako, pag uulan maglalaro kami at maliligo sa ulan. sasahod pa sa alulod kahit madaming ebs ng pusa sa bubong's been years since i last played in the rain. nakakamiss...