Chasing Rainbows

A long walk returning to the office

It is pouring

It wasn’t a few hours ago

when I decided not to bring my umbrella

My shoes soaked

My back and shoulders damp

At least I have a hat

I buy an umbrella

Leave the store

Watch her run trying to avoid the drops

Light blue pants suit

Heels

Purse above her head

Nice hairdo slowly making its way into disarray

I hand her my umbrella

HERE

Oh, no, really, I’m okay

HERE, Take it

She is verklempt

Really?

PLEASE

I walk away

She yells thank you

I walk

Soaked

Happy

I duck into another store

Buy two more umbrellas

Stand in the rain

The drops feel like little kisses on my face

I wait

A man with a nice suit and a brief case on his head

and

A woman with a black dress and a book on her head

Each surprised

Thankful

Me?

Soaked with gratitude

Jumping in the puddles

Squishing feet

Feeling the kind of warm

That only human kindness can kindle

Today: a great day

 

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