When I was a kid I loved to play in the rain on a warm summer day. I can remember the sound of an August storm beating on the window of my room, where I was tucked in from the heat. I would run down out the door, no shoes, no rain gear.

I don’t remember exactly what I did out there, but I know it was for me. The memory itself is of the freedom I had as a child from rules and experience. I have always known that when you play in the rain, you’re going to get wet. Somewhere along the line, I was taught it is not good to get wet.

Who decided that dry is safe and at what point did approval become a requirement?Great ideas, innovation, art, movements are all created with the absence of pleasing others, of following someone else’s rules and of not doing it right. Whoever said that an umbrella should be used in the rain was wrong and the only rule to authenticity is there are no rules. Why not?

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