Rain is Life
It alights softly upon my skin, like a butterfly upon a flower.
It unlocks the scents of pine, fir, and cedar trees. I breathe them deeply into my body.
It fortifies the living against the ravages of fire.
It soothes the fever of sunshine. It washes away frigid winter snows. It dresses frozen branches in crystalline jewels and crowns the afternoon sky with a rainbow.
It casts a veil over the landscape. I am transported to a mystical place that exists only in this moment, which can never be fully captured.
Rain is life.