I woke up this morning and a thought came into my mind. I wondered who was this first human to dance in the rain? It must have been quite terrifying for the first person to dance in the rain. The primitive way of thinking, or even just our instinctive nature to avoid rain would have been a great barrier to overcome. I know that logically, there had to be opportunities for walking, running and even sleeping in the rain. But to dance in the rain, is something quite different.
When you walk in the rain, you are doing it out of necessity. There is a point 'a' and a point 'b', and you need to or want to get to these points. Running in the rain is pretty much the same thing, point 'a' to point 'b'. You may choose and love doing these things in the rain, but there is a purpose for you being in the rain.
When you choose to dance in the rain, you do it because you 'need to intrinsically' or 'want to selfishly'. You are accepting the force of mother nature without fear. You will get cold, damp and wet, but those things don't matter. You will feel the rain wash over you, and you don't even notice. You are not disgusted by this action, you embrace it. You go with it, wherever it takes you. It is really quite fun!
Years ago, a friend and I were outside Sobey's waiting to purchase concert tickets to see 'The Tragically Hip.' During our wait, we literally waited through the tail-end of a hurricane. In the parking lot of Sobey's she and I(cause we were getting wet anyways) spread our arms and danced in the rain. We laughed so freaking hard, and believe it or not, we were both very much sober. If I recall correctly, we could have been put in the prune section, we were just drenched. Good Times. :)
When I was younger, the street that I lived was a hill. When there was a big rain storm there would always be this large amount of water running down the street. My brothers and I would go out and play in the run-off. It was neat to see how mush mother nature loved drenching the neighbourhood. Plus it was another way to get us outside when it was raining. Bonus for my mother, I guess.
If you do decided to give this a try, or try it again sometime this summer, always remember to let go and laugh. Also, try to have a nice warm cup of cocoa, coffee, tea or whatever your pleasure when you get inside.
Be Present. Be Mindful. Be Happy.
Happy Does It! ;o)