May 25, 2018 5:11am CST
I was out of the house an hour ago. I got so excited with the thunder and flashes of lightning and I thought of the possibility of rain. The nimbus clouds were moving fast. I thought it was windy up there and the clouds are blown away. I was getting frustrated that I did the hand gesture of the rain dance minus the foot work similar to the rain dance of an actress in her film. Just the 'close-open' palms to signify rain. Then there were trickles of raindrops, maybe 10 falling on the top of my head. No rain still. My sister started to water the plants. I thought of the bamboo rainmaker that my son brought home from a city in the south when he was sent to attend a seminar, during his freshman college year. He said the bamboo creates the sound of rain and it can call the rain to drop. I shook this bamboo. The drizzles got stronger but it did not cause heavy rain to fall. I gave up. Anyway it is not so hot anymore. Tomorrow I will shake the bamboo again to make rain.
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yes, it does not work. when my son brought that home as his gift to me, i was awed with the sound of 'rain' coming from inside the bamboo. then my son said it can call rain. of course it is not true, but it is nice to be a child again.
hahaha! yes, i shook it harder that the bamboo was somewhat disintegrating now. can you see the rubber bands around the bamboo? i placed 3 bands because the pebbles inside are already escaping. you also have this kind of rainmaker? it seems it is not at all effective. hahaha