The rain begins with a single drop.

Deception Pass.

This evening, it rained in Seattle.

Believe me when I tell you that these days, this is shocking!

After a long day at work (sunny all the while) and a much needed evening out with family, I drove through the downtown streets, window down, and just listened. Listened to the sound of the wet pavement under my tires. The gentle click and hum of the windshield wipers. The rhythmic tapping of raindrops on the roof of my car.

We needed the rain.

I needed the rain.

The rain is my reset button. The rinse cycle. The first dive into cool water.

I needed the rain.

A fresh start. Another day.

Tomorrow we make our mark on the earth all over again. Until the next time comes.

Until the next time we need a first step.

Until the next time we need the rain.


"The rain begins with a single drop." ~ Manal al-Sharif 

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