Friday, May 29, 2009

A Cloudy Day

A week ago, it rained. There was a small flash of lightning and a single roll of thunder. I got up and looked out the window and saw that the street was wet. It lasted about 15 minutes altogether. As far as I know, it didn't rain anywhere else in Las Vegas or Henderson, and certainly not at the airport, so "officially" no rain fell that day. That happens a lot here.
Today is cloudy. Nice, dark clouds, and a calm atmosphere. Were it late July or August, a sky like this would almost certainly mean rain. But not today -- the air just feels too dry. Still, it's a nice respite, nice to be able to be outside for once. I look up at the clouds and I think, soon... In six weeks or so we'll start to get some thunderstorms. They'll start off small and scattered. Then, one day, there will be rain everywhere, even at the airport. And daily life in Las Vegas will, for a few minutes, at least, come to a stop.

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