Sarah and I didn’t mind that it was pouring outside. Given the recent heatwave that’s been pounding Indiana, the water was actually quite nice. We stood there and let the downpour drench us; at one point Sarah closed her eyes and turned her faced upward, letting it cool her face. She was especially beautiful in that instant and I’ll have that image in my mind’s eye for a long time.
It should have been in a movie, that’s how perfect everything was for those few too-brief minutes. And now every time I see rain on TV or hear a rumble of thunder in the distance I think of us standing there that night, well-aware the moment would soon pass, but also knowing it was a moment that wouldn’t be soon forgotten.