The soft pitter patter of the rain on the terra cotta tiles created a pleasant rhythmic beat. The girl looked out of the window as she closed her eyes. The droplets of water that splashed on her face gave her a warm feeling despite the cold and winds with freezy temperatures blowing, washing over her like a cold bath in the arctic. The soft smell of the wet soil wafted in from the broad window of her room as she sat there staring into infinity. A small sparrow came and sat on the windowsill. As it flitted from place to place on the roof and fluffed its feathers she couldn’t help but think of how much freedom she could enjoy on the back of the two wings the sparrow had come to live by. The leaves of her favourite garden tree quivered as they shook in the wind and because of the water that softly fell on them temporarily dislodging the leaves from their false and momentary emptiness.
She came out of the house and let the rain soak her to the bone and let the wind rip the air out of her lungs. The fresh crisp and cool air seemed to feel like the first bite one takes out of an apple. Full of flavour and extremely fresh. The cold didn’t trouble her and the wind was a minor discomfort. She spread her hands out and spun letting her skirt fan out and catch the wind as she enjoyed and took in each and every moment of the rain.
In thise few moments she relived her best moments. Her first words. Her first crush. Her last exam. Everything came back to her as if it had occured just yesterday. For once she could live away from her everyday life and just enjoy her existence.
Nature had a wonderful way of bringing it all together even when the pieces lay miles apart. She realized that it was from this cosmos that we all originated and it is back into this cosmos that we shall all fall back into. In those few moments all talk of nature being completely destroyed seemed so futile. It was this nature that gave her a fresh breath of life and the power to rejuvenate and reinvent herself.
The nature was her respite. Her haven if you will.
As the rain ended so did her tryst with the outside world. The doctors wheeled her back into the Simon Cancer Institute.