Some Thoughts of The Sudden Rain

It was a sudden rain.

It surprised everyone.

As usual, before the rain, some were seen walking slowly, talking with friends and colleagues, taking their sweet time enjoying jokes, humors, or some nice stories.

Some were walking alone, thinking and dreaming, sometimes smiling or laughing to themselves.

A few groups of students were chasing one another in the open field. They looked so energetic, so full of life, so innocent, so carefree....

It wasn't break-time yet; it was in-between lesson time.

Some had rushed to the school canteen or to the washroom.

Then the sudden rain, soaking everyone all over.

I reached out for my books and rushed to class. Nothing was to stop me from delivering my lessons, not the students, not my wet body, not the rain, not the strong wind, or the lightning and thunder.

It was time to drill the students with many questions and answering techniques. The public exam was less than two months away.

None must fail, not one.

All must score well, if possible.

Words of encouragement and praise were given to inspire the students and spur them on.

I could see confidence in their eyes and hope in their faces, though some were still struggling to make a head start.

They must strive to achieve reasonably good result, both for their own future and the future of their family.

Struggles and challenges are unavoidable as long as we have our being. And we must never give up and run away from them.

....No, no. They must not fail... their family and their community need them...

The sudden rain receded at last.

The weather turned cold and windy.

But the lesson continued.... It must not stop and will not stop...

So are we on our journey of life...

There may be many obstacles and hindrances...

But we must go under them, go through them, and go over them....



September 30, 2009 at 7:57 AM

How timely that you should talk about rain. Our place just received more than its month's share in a matter of hours. Devastation and loss everywhere. You're right. Life goes on and while we may plod through the flood and mud to go along with it for now, it'll get easier again.


September 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

I hope that the rains you're experiencing now won't bring as much damage as teh one we had here in the Philippines. I hope everone there stays safe too.


October 4, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Yes the rains of life. How we have to deal with them and how each of us does in a different way.


October 4, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Strong and intense thoughts!!!!!!!!
The rain always inspires me and simultaneously fires me on!!!!

  Chef Tonio

October 6, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Yes, I also wish everyone the same as what Jordan wished.

We could have even imagined that such a rain would happen. Floods as high as 2 to 3 floors occured in the capital of the Philippines.

Just imagine "the day after tomorrow" in real life.