I awoke to the sound of rain dancing against the windows of our home.
I scampered out of the house and made a run through the pounding rain to my truck.
I drove to the Park and Ride while it slashed at my windshield and swooshed against my tires.
I flicked open my umbrella and darted from my truck to the Bus.
I sat in the bus on the way to work while my sodden umbrella dripped against my pant leg.
I clambered out of the bus and splashed into a puddle on my Portland bus stop.
I slogged through the down pour hunkered under my umbrella to the train stop.
I rode the train while my umbrella left a trail of water trickling down the aisle of the train.
I splashed through the rain soaked sidewalk and into my building.
I walked with my umbrella covering my boss and I as we trudged to Starbucks for our morning coffee.
I spent the next 4 hours wiggling my toes in my soaked tennis shoes while I plinked data on spreadsheets on my computer and sipped my coffee.
I tugged on my coat, grabbed my gym bag and hid myself beneath my dripping umbrella as I headed out to the gym on my lunch hour.
I stood under the shelter of my crying umbrella while I awaited the train.
I dropped my iPhone and watched it bounce in a stream of water running along the sidewalk.
I left the shelter of my umbrella to rescue my phone and shook the rain from my hair while I sighed with relief that my phone was unbroken.
I slogged back from the gym to work through the sodden streets of Portland and sat in my cubicle wiggling my toes in my soaked tennis while making a note to wear boots tomorrow.
I exited my work and splashed through the streets to my bus stop.
I stood in a miserable line of umbrella sheltered humanity while we waited for our bus to take us home.
I sat in the bus reveling in the heater blowing on my water logged feet.
I wiped condensation and fog from the window and stared at the water splooshing and splashing on the ride home.
I pulled up and trudged to the front door of my home and stood shaking the day from my shoulders in the entry way.
Now I sit in warm socks while the fireplace is dancing with warm orange flames.
Lord V sits reading while the cat lays curled upon his lap like an orange blanket and the dog lays snoring on the sofa.
The rain slashes against the windows but I don't care.
I wiggle my warm toes against the carpet beneath my feet and I can't help but...
8 years ago