Let it rain.

The last few days in Tucson have been overcast.  If you have ever stayed through a rainy day in Tucson you will know that this is rarest of all weather patterns for us.  We have rain that falls in the front yard but not the back.  We have renegade clouds that fly in a clear blue sky and dump whole rivers of rain in a hour, but then disappear faster than the person who takes the last cup of coffee without making a new pot.  We have clear mornings and rainy, monsoony afternoons but I can’t honestly remember the last time it was just cloudy, and rainy – all day, for days.

To say this makes the Tucson population euphoric is an understatement.  We are drunk with the rain.  The plants are not only green but they are all budding and flowering – it just takes a few days of rain here for them to show off, because the plants get drunk too.

My friend Beth and I ate lunch at the newly renovated Amtrak station’s restaurant, and watched the trains go by, and gawked at the fat white clouds that were snagged on the Catalinas.  It was a lovely break in what has been a long, emotional week.  When the Carpenters sang the classic “Rainy days and Mondays”, they hadn’t seen a day like today. 

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1 Response to Let it rain.

  1. Dusty says:

    Badly need your help. The pain of making the necessary sacrifices always hurts more than you think it’s going to. I know. It sucks. That being said, doing something seriously creative is one of the most amazing experiences one can have, in this or any other lifetime. If you can pull it off, it’s worth it. Even if you don’t end up pulling it off, you’ll learn many incredible, magical, valuable things. It’s NOT doing it when you know you full well you HAD the opportunity- that hurts FAR more than any failure.I am from Thailand and also now am reading in English, give true I wrote the following sentence: “That means two in every one hundred people across the globe have to deal with excessive sweating on a daily basis.”Thank you so much for your future answers ;). Dusty.

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