Bloganuary Day 7 – A Short Story About Rain

Published January 7, 2023 by Maryanne

Anticipating rain with my husband’s Led Zep umbrella! (Montclair, NJ August 2022)

One of the best things about being a kid in the 1970s was walking everywhere. Everything was more spaced out, less congested. The world was your playground, but you had to walk to get there — like the mall or the candy store. Even going to a Burger King meant a long walk and hopping over a fence.

On a very hot summer day, my sister and our younger cousin were heading back home, from somewhere. We were tired of walking and sweating. It was annoying and uncomfortable.

But I had a bright idea, “Let’s do a rain dance!” (A North American Indian ritual to summon rain).

There we were, three kids, dancing in a circle on the sidewalk, as cars passed, chanting for rain.

Suddenly, the sky opened up and it did rain! We were so excited. We made it rain!

Nothing beats getting caught in a summer rainfall. It’s fun and exhilarating. But the real moral of this story is, we should continue to BELIEVE as we did as children. Life can be magical, if you believe!

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7 comments on “Bloganuary Day 7 – A Short Story About Rain

  • Not that I am any expert on it, but in Indian mythology also there are stories that when people sing with a melodious voice and with all their heart, the rain gods may feel happy and shower them with rain. The rain dance shows even more commitment to the cause I guess! 😉 Very cute story that instills optimism in me. Anything is possible! 🙂

  • That’s a great story! I saw a cartoon once where the characters banished the rain by saying ‘rain rain go away, come again another day’. I think it worked once out of the thousands of times I said it as a kid, but I was very excited when it stopped raining!

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