Relentless Rain At Lake Balaton, Hungary
Do you look upon the rain as a work of Devil? The child in each of you is sure to scream a big NO. Each of us, I am sure, as a child has enjoyed bathing in rains much to the protests from the concerned and worried mothers. Those days it was automatic, when rain poured we used to sneak out through the backdoor to get drenched. Where have those giddy hilarious days gone!With adulthood and parental responsibilities who has the time to stand and stare! An unexpected downpour, the first thought would be to scurry home. Rain almost paralyzed my wings of desire. Many times I planned, if it rains hard the next time I will take a long walk getting drenched, that rainy adventure never happened.
But I did experience a rainy adventure in one of the most unexpected places, unplanned. It was when we were sailing in a boat in Lake Balaton, Hungary. Lake Balaton is the largest fresh water lake of Central Europe. That day, the not so clear sky turned dramatic with heavy clouds threatening to pour anytime. As we set off in the boat the skies acted. What started as a drizzle turned to nonstop downpour. Of course we were not prepared with umbrellas.
Initially I was disappointed. There was no way of stopping the show of water, standing on the boat we were sandwiched between water and water! Drops trickled down mercilessly through the layers of cloth, shoes soaking wet, it was as if Mother Nature decided to bathe all of us.
Surprisingly none of us had any frown on our faces. It was hard to believe we were smiling to each other, extending our palms to get more of the drops. Soon I realized we were actually enjoying! I realized we just need the awesome attitude to enjoy the unexpected. Being alive is awesome! This is one life and one journey! And this may be just one journey to Hungary, one boating experience of our lives in Lake Balaton, let us enjoy!
Many other adventurous sailors too had braved the rough weather that day. Our boats rocked; yes we had an awesome rocking experience! Next time you are caught in unexpected showers, don’t panic, don’t tighten your muscles, just let go. Allow Mother Nature to embrace you with Her magical drops!