Thursday, September 13, 2007

the rain in spain...

it´s been raining here for the last couple of days (which i love due to the break in extreme heat) and the spaniards just don´t know what to do. the other night we went out for tapas and then wandered to the plaza de san francisco where the symphony orchestra was playing. there were thousands of people there to watch it and the show was incredible. just as the orchestra reached their final crescendo and rose to take a bow, rain started to fall. at first it was just a few harmless drops, at which point, panic struck the faces of the natives as they started to high tail it out of there. then it actually started to rain. mass chaos ensued. people trying to run to the nearest overhang were knocking over chairs and old people and children and whatever else was in their path. i´ve never seen people in such a frenzy over rain before. my group guide, isaias was screaming at us that we had to run to starbucks because he knew it was open and we had to stay dry! it was hilarious. there were literally thousands of people lining the buildings along the streets hoping that the six inch ledge would shield them from the rain that you would think was going to kill them. it´s as though they thought they were made of peeps and were therefore going to melt. thankfully, i´ve lived in beaver falls for the last three years, where for the number of sunny days we have had here, it´s probably been raining there. a seasoned veteran, i sucked it up and raised my arms to the sky, enjoying the cool breeze that came along with it. crazy spaniards...

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I never would've guessed that people could be so afraid of water. Way to make a statement, Jo! Sounds like you need to teach these people a thing or two about rain and how glorious and marvelous it is! Rain=refreshment NOT meltzation. Haha. Sooooo I finally read both of my parents your blog today and, as I suspected, they were both absolutely in stitches. :D Thank you for keeping us smiling, Jo!
We took Hannah Banana up to the Susque Worldview Academy today-- her room-mate seems really nice, for which I am glad. I am so excited for how the Lord could use this in Han's life. It will be chock full of wonderful and challenging teaching. She's gonna have to come home and teach us about all the different worldviews out there... I am so uneducated when it comes to that. Well, I best be off to bed. I have an exam tomorrow so going to be late probably isn't in my best interest.. oh well. Much love!