Reflections

Thandi Klingbeil

lives with her husband, Martin, and their three children in Collegedale, Tennessee.

Let It Rain!

This morning I went running in a very light and soft rain. I wouldn’t have run outside if it had been pouring with rain; I don’t like getting my running shoes squeaky wet and my clothes soaked. This felt more like a thick mist, and it was highly invigorating. It had been raining all night, and the air smelled wonderfully pine-fresh. The morning was hushed, and it was just me and the wide expanse of dark sky stretched above me with a hint of the dawn in the east. 

I lifted my face to the sky and suddenly had to smile. Why? Ever since I was a little girl of about 6 years old I can remember my mom telling me to lift my face to the sky when it rains, …

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