My brother and I were as close as any two siblings could be. Although he is a full three years older than me, we seemed to do more together than he and the guys his own age did. We could fish for hours and hours, although we didnt usually catch much except for loads of weeds and algae. We knew that snagging a few bass wasnt primarily the purpose of our trips to the pond. The outings were our refuge; we could completely forget about how much we hated school or all the problems we had with girls and just laugh over his dirty jokes and my embarrassing stories while the fish paid no real attention to our bait.
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We both also shared an unquenchable thirst for rainstorms. Most people think of rain as a nuisance that upsets the normal rotation of sunny cloudless days and causes usual outdoor activities to be put on standby, but not to Brian and I. As soon as we noticed the wind picking up or a sudden drop in the temperature, we would head for the pasture. Nature seems to take on a completely different kind of beauty when it rains, a beauty truly appreciated by both of us. One day as the rain was falling, Brian and I decided to sit underneath our giant old oak tree, as we sometimes did, to eat a few apples and talk about our day. As I went to retrieve some more fruit, a deafening boom that sounded as if a bomb had hit directly behind halted me. As I turned, I saw the old oak split in half and Brian lying on the wet ground.
I come here every August fourth (Brians birthday) to place a flower next to the white cross that stands where the old tree used to. For six years I havent let a drop of precipitation touch my skin. When I first arrived here today there wasnt a cloud in the sky. Now I stand immersed in all sorts of emotions as I place a vibrant orange tiger lily next to the cross. As I begin to walk away, the steady downpour ends just as suddenly as it had began. Im not bothered.