The Rain Room Exhibit at The Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) is an experience that is on every New Yorkers list of things to do this summer. Being a temporary New Yorker for the summer myself, I was very excited to be going on this company field trip to the MoMA. After waiting in line for two hours, I could feel my anticipation levels rising as I finally walked through the door in to the exhibit room. Watching all the people around me enjoy their experience was in itself a fulfilling and serene experience for me.
Being a rain hater, I was quite hesitant to take my first step under the Rain Room even though I was aware of the technological aspect of this structure and how the rain stops pouring wherever a person walks. Finally pushing myself to walk through the rain, I felt a sense of accomplishment almost when the rain stopped pouring where I stood. It was a very peaceful and enriching experience for me to be around this architectural delight. Standing under this beautifully constructed structure and taking in the serenity of the moment, I found myself reflecting on different aspects of life and realized that sometimes it is very important to pause from our fast paced, hectic lives to just enjoy the many great opportunities we are surrounded with and really take advantage of all that life has to offer. At the end of the day it’s all about the experiences you have, what you end up taking away from those experiences, how you implement those takeaways and finally, how you tell your story – how you tell your story is what makes you really stand out and allows you to differentiate yourself while breaking away from the monotony of the big marketing world.
Ridhi Arora, Desai Foundation Intern