I’m on my laptop, concentrating on work, when it starts to rain. I mean pouring rain. Like, build-an-ark rain. And it’s one of those sudden, out-of-nowhere downpours.
I go to the window, lean against the pane, and smile. I actually smile. And you know what I’m thinking? I’d love to go dance in that.
Then I check myself, turn away, and start back to my computer.
That’s when I hear screaming.
I run back to the window, all adrenaline and responsibility, ready to do what I can about whatever is happening. I am not, however, prepared for what I see.
Two children, across the street, are running around in circles, squealing in delight as the rain soaks them.
It is in that moment I realize how far away from myself I have moved. How lost I’ve become.
I know this. I’ve been working on it but, it is in times…
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