Rain is a Good Thing – Luke Bryan
My daddy spent his life lookin’ up at the sky
He’d cuss, kick the dust, sayin’ son it’s way too dry
It clouds up in the city, the weather man complains
But where I come from, rain is a good thing
Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin’ up, my buddies pile up in my truck. We hunt our honeys down, we take ‘em into town
Start washin’ all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing
Okay so anyone who knows me… and I mean really really knows me, knows that deep down, way down – I’m a country girl at heart. I can two step with the best of em, I know what “boot scootin boogie” is, and i’ve had more than one long summer night listening to “fishin’ in the dark”. I learned to shoot a gun in elementary school, know what 4-H is and I just can’t help but fall for a guy in a cowboy hat ;)
So when I heard Luke Bryan’s new song (above) I loved it. It was simple, it was country cheesy (I mean, there was no talk about losing his wife, home and dog but still…), and it is true- I mean, a little rain leads to a hot night out! One thing (rain) creates another (corn, whisky), which results in a night ripping up the main street drag.
One of my best friends, Mae, is such a great example of this. She’s been trying to find a job for about a year and because of that, has held off on a bunch of things that she wanted to do. She kept waiting for the job to come in order to figure out the rest of her life but she totally had it backwards – this proving true when she spontaneously adopted a new puppy. Literally as soon as actually followed her heart and got the puppy she’d been yearning for, she got a job offer. Coincidence, maybe, but I doubt it. There is something about doing what you feel is right, regardless of your circumstances, that I believe is the key to getting the circumstances you want.
Which is why I’m a bit at a loss right now. I am waiting for my circumstances to come together to move forward. It feels like the right thing to do… feels like the safe thing – almost like I’m waiting for a sign. But I think what is instinctual is not necessarily the way it works, because I think that instinct is sometimes created by fear. Maybe I need to move forward and choose something regardless of my circumstances, and then the circumstances would present themselves. Mae wanted a settled, financially secured life where she could have a home and a dog. So she skipped the financially secure part and headed straight for the result… and life filled in the blanks. Luke Bryan wanted a night out, so he appreciated the rain. Seems unrelated but is it?
It really comes back to two stepping. Do you choose that guy that doesn’t really know the dance steps? The one who you know is just trying not to F up the steps and lays his hand stiffly above the small of your back. He tries to turn you but is so indirect that he just kind of pushes you and you hesitantly spin, missing the beat, almost stepping on his toes and ended up nose to nose and unsure how to get back into step? Come on, you’ve ALL been there!!! OR, do you just go with the guy who knows how to lead? He may not be the man of your dreams, but the certainty of his steps allow you to get lost in the moment and just live the dance. You turn, you move together, you may spin once or one too many times, but at the end of it, you know you left it all on the dancefloor! And you can then choose to dance with him again or not, but at least you know exactly what you are choosing cause you danced full out :) With the other guy, it would probably take 5 dances to finally get some rhythm. Not that either choice is bad, but my gut right now is that guy #2 is the best option for me.
Which in real life means that I need to just choose boldly my next step and see how life lines up to allow it to happen. Because being unsure and “open” causes confusion and I never really know what I am choosing between. So time to let it rain, and grow corn, and make the whisky. Cause I like my men a little frisky ;) [insert line about losing my house, my wife and my dog here]