I went for a walk in the neighborhood this evening because it was a beautiful day here in North Texas. Along the way rain began to fall, a few drops at first, escalating to a brisk shower. My first reaction was to scamper out of the rain because that's what we generally do when rain starts to fall on us. But since there was no shelter anywhere nearby and I was already in clothes that were supposed to get wet and dirty (gym clothes), I decided to just let myself get soaked. The rain subsided after 10 minutes or so and it was then that I realized what a communal experience it was to have the Earth's rain fall on me. I felt more grounded at that moment than I have in some time now. So I hereby resolve to walk in the rain at least twice per year, weather permitting! ;-)
Disclaimer: Should you decide to join me in this experience, please be sensible and stay indoors if there is any thunder or lightning. Better yet, go to a window or covered patio and witness the magnificence of lightning first hand.