You all are very brave. Going about your lives amidst tragedy. As we
all know, its been three days since, since it rained. How are all of you
holding up? Good I hope.
     I went to work that day. I know a lot of people stayed home, but I felt
that I was going to try to go about my day and pretend that everything
was normal. I Guess it was kind of a denial thing. The people at my work
were taking it pretty hard. One lady at my work couldn't believe that is
was raining. She just shook her head and said that she couldn't believe
it. Another guy at my work thought that it was ‘Unbelievable’. He was in
complete and total disbelief of what was happening even though he was
staring right at it, watching it happen.
     Do you remember where you were when you first heard that it was
raining? You’ll never forget where you were when you heard that it was
raining; for the rest of your life. It’s just one of those things. J.F.K., this.
These are just some of those moments that stick with you forever.
     I was in bed, when my roommate walked into my room, woke me up,
and said, “Hey Nick, there’s something on T.V. that I think you oughta
     I walked into the other room, and that’s when I saw the footage of
when the first storm hit. I couldn’t believe it. It didn’t even seem real. I
thought it was a joke.
     That’s when the second storm hit. At first I thought that they were
just showing footage of the first storm hitting, But I quickly realized
what was actually happening.
     So many people got drenched that day. So many people had to
spend the first twenty to forty minutes of their workday slightly damp.
You want to do something. You want to help out somehow. But you just,
you just feel so helpless. That’s why I’m running a marathon to raise
rain awareness. Because it’s not a matter of if, but when this will
happen again. And mark my words; it will rain again. Im also wearing a
‘STAY DRY’ bracelet. Because with marathons and bracelets, we can
beat this thing. It is our DUTY, to run needless marathons, and wear
body ornaments, so that we can make a difference. Because when we
wear jewelry, and we run way too far, we can fight all the injustices in
the world.
     I know it may look pretty bad out there right now, but the skies will
clear up.

 And the sun will come out.

Thank You.

Seriously Yours,
     Nick Vatterott