It’s another rainy day in Ohio. The rain is beating down on my metal roof and making soft music. The sound is peaceful and calming; it’s soothing as it cleanses my thoughts in preparation of my morning meditation. The rain beating on my roof somehow brings me closer to my Higher Power as I close my eyes and begin to concentrate on Him who brings me so much peace, joy, and serenity. Slowly after watching God care for me in my meditative vision, I see all the people who love and cherish me as a family member and as a friend. The vision makes me smile as it moves along like a movie picture to see my adult children and finally resting on the vision of my husband and I when he was healthy and healed. This vision brings a tear to my eye before I hear the voice of my husband saying “Dance in the Rain.”
I used to love to dance in the rain. In days of old, when other people’s vision was obscured, I would take off all my clothes and venture out in the summer rain lifting my eyes to the sky and just feel the raindrops on my face. Most of the time, the rain is gentle as it embraces my body. I used to smile and stretch my arms out and twirl around until I got a little dizzy and then I’d stop and stare at my husband beside me. His face would be all blurred with the rain as it fell over his features. Remembering it now, it was the most beautiful face I’d ever seen and I had to stand on my tip toes to kiss his lips – his soft lips. I used to tease him that his lips were softer than mine. His soul was softer than mine and I loved that about him.
Today, I still dance naked in the rain but it’s only in my imagination. I don’t know when I stopped, but I know it had to do with my children “catching” me. I guess when you get older you get more “responsible” and begin to fear being caught with your proverbial pants down. I miss dancing in the rain. I miss the feeling of being closer to God as I would lift my eyes to Him. What a pure and wonderful feeling.