Man, did I suck as a kid. Not only was I mistaken in thinking of rain as a conduit for the creative energies, but I was also wrong in thinking that I could like the damnable weather. You'd think that dealing with a school bag sopping wet after a downpour, with the contents soaked to uselessness, would be enough to snap me out of my delusions, but no. I suffered initially with braving the weather since I despised bringing umbrellas into enclosed spaces, then I dealt with bringing umbrellas, unweildy as they may be. Today, I usually face the rain with my bag's interior wrapped in garbage bags, slippers (since I cannot stand wet socks) or shoes with a very good water seal, a jacket, a cap, and an umbrella.
All that hard work just to stay relatively dry, which usually doesn't happen anyway. DAMN THE RAIN.
Times like these, I wish elemental bending were an actual thing. I actually don't quite understand why they don't bend rain in Avatar: the Last Airbender or in Legend of Korra. I appreciate that a torrent of water falling on your opponent's head would be worse than, say, getting drenched by a shower, but there're times when some of the benders would probably just want to annoy the hell out of their opponents and drizzle on them, say, while in hiding.
See, this post was initially about Korra. The current season is taking shape really well, and while I can understand Nickelodeon's reason for moving the show from cable to the Internet, I still don't think that they're doing the show enough justice, marketing-wise. But see, it's been raining really bad in Manila the past few days, due to the monsoon, and I've not had a dry day. I've even resorted to walking the dog in the rain (she doesn't mind it until the rain comes down in torrents).
Here's to hoping to a few dry days in the future. Because damn it, I really, really hate the rain.