In retrospect, it was perfect. We all spent a day in the El Yunque rainforest, where it rained, and rained, and rained. We should have expected that, right? And yet, not a single person in our tour group brought an umbrella or rain poncho.
Our tour guide, Jose, looked at us with cheerful exasperation. “I will see if I can make a miracle happen.”
He stepped off the mini-bus and pretended to plead with the sky. When that didn’t work, he boarded the bus and said he’d try something else. He opened a storage compartment and pulled out a dozen cheap rain ponchos. A miracle, indeed.
In hindsight, I can’t help but wonder whether a sunny day wouldn’t have ruined the effect? It seems so fitting that it rained in the rainforest, don’t you think?
Would you let a little rain dampen your fun?