I am participating in SoCS hosted by Linda G. Hill (click on the link for the ping back to the original blog post and to see the rules). Today’s prompt is “element.” You can find the rules at the bottom of this post. This is my first time doing this, so please forgive me if it is not good. I hope to get better as time goes on.
It is Saturday and it is raining. All the potential for the day, washing down the storm drains. We could have gone to the zoo, but my toddler will not abide the downpour. Well, in truth, she would probably play in the puddles. It is I who cannot abide the downpour. I’m not a fan of getting wet, outside of the pool or the shower. My boyfriend could run for hours in the rain — and enjoy it — but not me. I like to be dry when I run. I like to be dry when I step outside the house to go on errands, etc. The rain just puts a damper on everything.
I have never figured out why that is the case. Water is an essential element of life — there can be no life without water. Humans are made mostly of water. Yet there is something about the pitter patter of the rain on my head, soaking my hair despite the rain jacket, soaking my pants despite the umbrella — infiltrating my shoes and getting into my socks that just makes me shudder. No thank you, I’d rather stay at home.
2 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday October 29, 2022: Element”
I too hate to be wet, but I don’t own an umbrella. I’ll ignore a moderate rain while doing errands, yet I need to change my socks immediately if they are even slightly damp. It seems to be a good strategy from the survival instincts we have. Dampness and hypothermia are tightly linked. Nice post!
Thanks! My boyfriend always makes fun of me for not going out in the rain. He says “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”…but I don’t buy it. 🙂
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