It Never Rains Underwater

It’s funny how I react to the rain when dressed top to toe in a neoprene wet suit.

An umbrella makes it seem like there is no rain at all. A raincoat creates a cozy cocoon around dry clothes within. To not leave the house at all is either being slave to the weather and all its machinations or giving it the one finger salute. Being in a wet suit however is different altogether.

I know I am about to climb into a very wet ocean and, once underwater, who cares if it’s raining. Still, standing here in the rain, getting wet in my wet suit seems odd to the point of incredulity. … Much better to get out of the rain and under the water!

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘It Never Rains Underwater’, 1/50s f/11 ISO2500 16mm

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