Today I got my wish and went swimming in the rain.
It wasn’t as great as I’d thought it would be.
In my mind, there would be big fat raindrops, but a blue sky and perhaps even a rainbow. In reality, the rain was persistent but fine, the sky was white with rain yet to fall and the surrounding buildings were drabber than ever. The poolside walk was treacherous and I nearly slipped. A light steam rose from the heat of the water and the palm trees swayed in the breeze.
The rain continued for my whole swim but after the first few lengths, once I was properly wet, I didn’t really notice it that much.
I’ve got a night out tomorrow that I’m really looking forward to – I hope it isn’t as much of an anticlimax as the rain swimming.