Today’s Frabjous Friday post is all about perspective.
Living in the Chicago area, let me diplomatically say this winter bites. I have pretty much had it with the snow. But in the video below, we get to see a little girl experience rain for the first time. What joy she has.
Share in it, my friends.
And let’s remember that after the harshness of winter comes the beauty of spring.
Kayden + Rain from Nicole Byon on Vimeo.
I can only imagine what giggles her first experience with snow would bring!
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2 thoughts on “The Joy of First Raindrops”
Forgive me, but it reminds me of one of the characters in my latest novel, Flying Free. I hope you don’t mind if I share a small excerpt with you to illustrate what I mean…it agrees with what you say about perspective.
She couldn’t think of Rosie without smiling. Rosie walked in sunshine whatever the weather.
Rosie at fourteen, lying on her back with her bare feet held up to that gentle, spring rain. “You have to try this, Jayne. It’s amazing!”
“But you’re getting wet!”
“Well of course I’m getting wet. That’s the whole point. But it’s how I’m getting wet!” Rosie had spread her arms wide on the grass, palms surrendered to the soft rain. “I mean,” she continued. “You’re getting wet too, but you’re huddled up there, resisting it. I’m choosing to get wet, and choosing how I get wet. It’s heavenly!” she rolled over and lay on her front, bending her knees to feel the rain on her bare feet. “Come on, Jayne, don’t be stuffy. We can dry off by the kitchen fire later. Mum’ll make us hot chocolate.”
And, now, she laughed softly as she remembered how wonderful it had been; how free she had felt, lying there in the rain, in a park in Edinburgh on the way home from school. The memory thrilled through her, bringing back the delight of a soft, spring shower.
Yes, Christine–I see your connection. How a person chooses to look at things does indeed make all the difference. Thanks for your like and comment.