Right now it's monsoon season in New Mexico, and with this season comes the most interesting New Mexico tradition; rain dancing. Here in New Mexico we watch the skies for rain and when it comes we run outside, turn our faces upward, and enjoy the shower. The thing that's funny to me is that no one had to tell us that's what you do here, it's just instinctual, and everyone does it. I guess when rain is such a commodity it truly becomes something to be enjoyed fully, dancing and clapping and laughing while we get soaked. I have to admit, I've never appreciated rain the way I do now and I'm sure if I move somewhere greener it will go back to being a nuisance, something that interrupts our parade, but for now there is little that brings out such pure, childlike joy as a rainstorm, and we are all relishing each drop.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Posted by Carrie at 7:57 AM