I bounced around several ideas for this challenge. Each time I remembered more and more details surrounding my memories of the scent of rain. Two of my most distinct occurred in desert climes after long dry spells. As rain was so desperately needed in both regions (Los Angeles and Fort Worth), I'm sure it was not too far from my consciousness.
Rain Dancer is inspired by a childhood memory when our family lived in Texas. I'm the eldest child and I was charged with the care and, particularly, the good behavior of my youngest brother, David. And, he was a challenge for his sister! One morning a peculiar colored light filled our living room. We stopped our play and looked out. Simultaneously, I smelled and blurted "Rain!" With that, David ran out the screen door like a thing possessed. Had he forgotten what rain was? It had been a very long time since he'd seen it.
He was a wonder dancing on the sidewalk, face up and mouth open.