Saturday, April 21, 2012

running for shelter in the rain

I found a new metaphor tonight while I was talking to my friend Megan.
You are walking along with your significant other and it starts to rain.  So you grab their hand and take off running for shelter or an umbrella.  That seems like the normal thing to do right?
What if instead of running for shelter you stopped instead and grabbed their hand and instead of running with them you kept them in the rain and instead you kissed them in the rain?
It feels to me like the proper thing to do is run for cover when the rain comes.  It is the way we have been trained.  I am not sure if it is the whole getting sick thing our parents talk to us about when we are kids or if it is the idea of walking around in wet clothes after that or what but we always run for cover when the rain starts.
I am not sure I always want to run anymore though.  What if I were to just stand where I was and look up and see what happens.  And if I am with the person I love I would kiss them in the rain and know that even though the rain is falling we are showing love to each other.
I am not sure if this is a life metaphor or even if this makes sense to anyone but me but it seems like the people that are successful are the ones that would typically run out of the rain or grab the umbrella.  They watch out for storms, come prepared, and always move for safety.  And as a result they are successful.
I guess I have been trained to do that as well but part of me wonders what it would be like to not run but to just  stay where I am and realize that even though there was a storm all around me I was satisfied because I was with the one I love and showing how much I loved them with that kiss.  And if they stay and kiss me back it would mean that they felt the same way.
Sometimes it doesn't matter if it is raining on you if you are kissing the one you love.  At least that is what I think.

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