Thursday, July 14, 2011

Waiting for the rain to stop

As the 2-D Animation class wound down, I heard thunder and the distinct sound of rain hitting the building's flat roof. I didn't have my umbrella. Kathy Blackmore, the Course Director, suggested I could dash out a little early but I didn't want to get drenched. More importantly, I didn't want my tablet PC or sketchbooks to get drenched. I lingered after class straightening up the classroom at a leisurely pace. When I finally got out to the lobby, I stopped in my tracks.

Looking out the large glass doors was a view of a cascading, torrential waterfall. I couldn't even see the nearest cars in the parking lot. I always park at the furthest parking spot away from the building under a shady tree. I like the walk and I always know where I parked. Now that was a problem. I decided to sit on the floor and sketch. There were quite a few students who waited along with me. Occasionally a student would run in soaking wet and laughing. one particularly wet girl followed a classmate around offering a hug. Kathy decided to make a run for it.

As I finished up the sketch the rain began to slow. I walked out to my truck in the faintest drizzle just having to avoid the lake sized puddles in the parking lot.

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