Saturday, July 11, 2009

Summer Showers

So today, smack in the middle of California's summer dry season, the sky opened up and it poured rain, causing my Berkeley neighbors to make surprised noises and scramble to move their barbecue implements under the eaves, and another neighbor lady to dash outside and pull her clothes off the line.

I grabbed my umbrella and took a walk, and immersed myself in the sight of cars swishing by, their wipers making rhythmic clicking sounds, and couples drawing close under shared umbrellas, with the smell of freshly-wet dust filling the air. To top it all off, there was a double rainbow, brilliant against the dark-clouded sky.

What a treat.

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