First Rain in Weeks

Are you good at waiting? Sometimes waiting can become really dreadful, it wears you out and you become really impatient. Circumstances can become exhausting and you just long for relief.

This summer, a lot of people were waiting for rain.
It hadn’t rained in weeks, there was only dry heat and people were becoming desperate. Everything was exhausting, even small work seemed like a heavy duty. Those who were lucky to have some time off flocked to the pools, the others had to suffer in their offices.

When it rains, we all complain and want it to stop. When it’s too hot, we just long for a ¬†quick relief. Aren’t we humans strange to always want what we don’t have?


One morning I prepared myself for yet another hot day in school. I stood at the bus stop when a rain drop hit my arm. I looked up and soon it started pouring. People started looking for shelter and pulled out umbrellas. I just stood there and had to smile. The skies opening up seemed like the perfect gift on this hot day. Like a prayer answered. Like a sweet sweet relief.

Yes, I was a little soaked when I arrived at school, but somehow I didn’t mind. After all this time of waiting, I needed this literally tangible reminder that there was still some relief, and there will always be hope.

Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.

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Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

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