Tired, cold, and hungry; that’s how I felt while we were walking down the street from our campus leading to the main highway. I was soaking wet from the knees down as we fought against the strong winds and unending rain. My shoes were constantly squeaking and I could feel bubbles forming against my feet.
If that wasn’t bad enough, we had to contend with the frequent lightning and thunder that would make us jump in surprise. And, our very good fortune didn’t stop there! While we were walking, the streetlamp flickered and died. As if walking in cold, flowing murky water wasn’t an enough challenge; we had to do it in the dark!
We’re just lucky that Arenn was able to get a taxi as soon as we got to the main highway. If not, we would have been so screwed.
On the ride to town, so many things were running through my mind…
We could have went home earlier, if only we didn’t have a Student Government meeting.
We would not have been drenched in rainwater and runoff, if only we left as soon as the meeting’s original agenda was met.
We would not have been at school until 6:20 in the evening, if only the meeting was adjourned earlier.
All these ‘if only’s; however, there’s nothing we could do. We do not command the heavens; we cannot simply say, “Rain, thunder, stop!” and end the torment that the torrential rains bring upon us. We can only adjust ourselves in line with the fact that the later time of day it is, the higher the probability of strong rain.
Nothing more, nothing less.