Friday, November 29, 2013
But the good side of rain, that healthy, refreshing drink that our parched southern California landscape needs, reaps future benefits. While most of the midwestern and eastern parts of our country are in snow, or deep fall, and green landscapes become brown and dormant, the opposite happens here: our hillsides become alive with green, verdant grasses, which eventually lead to wildflowers in the spring. Gentle rains clean the air of all the dust and grime that float around. Rains create that wonderful sound as they fall upon the awning, or off the rooftops. And rain creates within me the desire to listen, to read, to refresh my soul with the written word or the sound of music. It even asks me to slow down and enjoy a movie with the family.
So, come, rain. Refresh our souls and our surroundings.