I woke up the other morning to hear the smattering of rain on rooftop - always an amazing noise to my ears. I can’t tell you how much I love hearing that symphony of sound as I get ready for work.
I ventured out into the drizzle, hopped in my car, and drove the distance to school. When I arrived at the building, the rain was falling a bit harder than it had been before. I looked into the backseat of the car at my computer and camera bags. Not wishing to get them wet, I wondered if I should just pull up close to the building, hope out, and run the bags inside so they wouldn’t get wet.
That’s when I noticed my umbrella lying on the back floor. I’d completely forgotten that I had it in the car at all. I gathered up my various and sundries, clicked the umbrella release button, and watched it shoot above me, like the wings of a majestic bird. As I walked across the parking lot - hearing the soft scratchy patter of rain on umbrella - it made me smile.