These past days I’ve been living on the edge or maybe just being really forgetful. I dont know why but I didn’t have an umbrella with me when I left school. I always have an umbrella tucked in my bag. You never know when it will rain here in Singapore. Yesterday, when I left school it was getting dark and overcast, but it started to rain only a few moments before I reached my apartment building.

As I left school today, it started to rain. I secretly hoped that by the time my train ride arrived at my destination the rain would miraculously stop after 45 minutes or so. Once I arrived at the MRT(train) station, I saw people with wet umbrellas coming in. I stopped by the grocery store inside, tried to take up some time and couldn’t really tell if it was still raining or not. I continued with my stubborn attitude and decided not to spend money on an umbrella. As I looked outside at the long 12 minutes between me and the comforts of my apartment, the rain seemed to be coming down even harder.

It was too late to buy an umbrella now. I carried my groceries (a bag of chips and ice cream, don’t judge) and put my grey cardigan over my white shirt and embraced the rain. I listened to the rain. I soaked up the rain. I felt the cool rain trickle down on my face.  I finally felt refreshed.

6 thoughts on “forgetful

  1. elsie says:

    I suppose it will become a habit of carrying an umbrella just like a purse, but until then there will be those days. Your last three sentences were a perfect ending. Your groceries gave me a chuckle. 🙂

  2. newtreemom says:

    Embraced the rain…listened to the rain…soaked up the rain…felt the rain trickle down my face…felt refreshed- I loved your ending. I lived in Panama where you were likely to get caught in some form of rain every day during the months of the rainy season. Most of the time it would just be a mist or a sprinkle, but occasionally it would be a downpour. I hardly ever carried an umbrella, so I got drenched a few times.

  3. Tam says:

    I miss walking in the rain. Last year we had a drought. Later when it did rain a little, I forgot how wonderful it was. Now it’s winter and rain is so cold that I wouldn’t want to be out in it at all. I’m looking forward to this spring. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.

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