photoI mowed the lawn today—the first mowing of the season. And I did it in the rain.

When the first drops hit my skin, I wanted to dash back inside. It felt foreign, much the way the wind felt on my arms last week when I went out for the first time this year without a coat. I pressed on, and after a minute or two in the rain, I stopped being so fussy about it.

We spend so much of our time in regimented fashion, putting our best foot forward, not messing up our hair, keeping our clothes and faces wrinkle-free… To refuse to come in from the rain was more than refreshing, it was liberating.

I felt like a kid again.

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